Woman’s corpse found rotting in Ariel home
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Woman’s corpse found rotting in Ariel home

Husband being sought in suspected murder; two other murder investigations opened in recent days

The West Bank settlement of Ariel (photo credit: Gili Yaari/FLASH90)
The West Bank settlement of Ariel (photo credit: Gili Yaari/FLASH90)

The body of a woman aged around 30 was found on Tuesday in an apartment in the West Bank settlement city of Ariel, with marks indicating she died under violent circumstances. Police were treating the case as a murder.

A fire and rescue services team broke into the apartment after receiving reports from neighbors of a foul smell of rotting flesh coming from the home. Magen David Adom paramedics pronounced the woman dead.

Police officers were scrambled to the scene. The woman’s husband was being sought, police said.

Neighbors told the Hebrew-language website Ynet that they had thought the couple who lived there were abroad, but called the firefighters when they noticed the foul smell.

In a separate case, a man from Eritrea killed his life partner in Tel Aviv on Monday. The couple was seen fighting on a street corner in the south of the city. The man then hit the woman with a rock; she fell and bled to death.

Overnight Saturday, a woman’s body was found in an open field outside Hagor, in central Israel. The body was found after a fire broke out in the field. Fire and rescue services discovered the corpse after dousing the flames.

The woman was not immediately identified. This case, too, was being investigated as a possible murder.

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