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Police release sketch of suspect in 2019 murder of Jerusalem couple

Officers publicize image of man wanted in connection with killing of Yehuda and Tamar Kaduri two years ago

A police sketch of a suspect in the January 2019 killing of Yehuda and Tamar Kaduri (Israel Police)
A police sketch of a suspect in the January 2019 killing of Yehuda and Tamar Kaduri (Israel Police)

After reaching a dead end in the investigation of a double murder committed two years ago, the Israel Police on Monday published a sketch of the suspect in the homicide and asked for the public’s help in identifying him.

Police urged anyone who knows anything about the man’s identity to call its 100 phone line.

Yehuda Kaduri, 71, and his wife Tamar, 68, were found stabbed to death in their apartment in Jerusalem’s Armon Hanatziv neighborhood on January 13, 2019.

The murders were initially suspected to have been a terror attack, but police later pursued a domestic criminal motive in the case.

Tamar Kaduri (left) and husband Yehuda (Courtesy)

Most details of the case have been barred from publication under a gag order.

Last year police released security camera footage from near the scene showing a hooded man apparently purposefully covering his face while walking by the camera, raising investigators’ suspicion.

It wasn’t clear whether the footage was from before or after the murder, which took place on the night between January 10 and 11. The footage shows the man walking by the camera several times, first with a big backpack and then without the backpack.

Investigators throughout the probe have been stumped, and a senior police source told the Haaretz daily last year that the case was “one of the hardest to solve in Jerusalem over the past few years.”

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