Police solve murder mystery after 20 years

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AMMAN — Police investigators have solved a mysterious murder case that was committed nearly 20 years ago. اضافة اعلان

According to a spokesperson from the Public Security Department (PSD), the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) Cold Cases team reopened the case after obtaining new evidence and information, the Jordan News Agency Petra reported.

The victim's body, which had reportedly been killed, was found in a black bag in an empty land in Al-Arda area in Al-Balqa governorate, northwest of Amman in 2004.

The PSD spokesperson explained that investigators were able to reveal the victim's name through information and biological tests conducted for relatives of his at the Department of Laboratories and Forensic Evidence.

The police arrested people close to the victim and some of his friends and interrogated them. The suspects revealed that a friend of the victim killed him inside his house north of Amman after a mutual dispute, and with the help of another person, moved the body in his car and dumped it in an uninhabited area.

The killer was found to be residing outside of the Kingdom, and an international warrant for his arrest was issued.

The case was referred to the Public Prosecutor of the Grand Criminal Court, and the investigation initiated the arrest warrant issuance procedures. The main suspect was brought in, and another suspect was detained for 15 days on charges of interference and incitement to murder.

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