Kiryat Shmuel crime scene
Photo: Avishag Shaar-Yashuv
Four apparently linked deaths in northern Israel are baffling the police: Ynet learned Monday that what initially looked like a murder-suicide in fact linked to a murder that occurred in Kiryat Ata in the afternoon.
The prime suspect in the crimes committed suicide.
The incidents' exact timeline has yet to be ascertained.
According to available details, a resident of Kiryat Yam was found shot to death in the elevator of a Haifa office building in the early hours of the afternoon.
The investigation led police to Dov Tegar, a 46-years-old security guard form Kiryat Motzkin, who was spotted on CCTV footage fleeing the scene in the victim's car.
The police located the car, but as the officers approached it to detain him, he pulled out his gun and committed suicide.
Several hours later, police responded to a disturbance call in Kiryat Shmuel. The officers discovered the bodies of a man and a woman in their 40s.
According to police sources, signs of violence were evident on both bodies, initially leading police to assume the case was a tragic murder-suicide.
Further investigation, however, revealed that the apartment where the two bodies were found belonged to the security guard.
Police are investigating leads suggesting he was romantically involved with the woman.
The first victim was identified as Joseph Dov, 52. No details were given as to the identity of the other two victims.
A police source told Ynet that the current avenue of investigation is that the security guard killed all three, before taking his own life. The motive remains unclear.
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