Two Israeli brothers were arrested overnight Wednesday in Bulgaria on suspicion of having murdered a 26-year-old Israeli citizen in the country before throwing his corpse from their car, according to local media reports.
The two suspects arrived in the eastern European country on Thursday. According to an eyewitness, the two brothers were arrested with their car nearby the town of Samokov, 40km from the capital of Sofia.
The corpse of the dead man, Eliad Prag of Tel Aviv, had signs of bruising and abrasions.
The two fled the scene where Prag was found, according to eyewitness reports to the local police, who set out on a manhunt after the suspects.
The police believe the incident to be a murder or possibly an overdose, and the Sofia district prosecutor will handle the case. Those close to the suspects, however, disagree with the possibility that this was a murder.