The body of a 74-year-old woman was found Tuesday evening at the entrance to her home in Beersheba's Nahal Ashan neighborhood. Signs of violence were found on the upper part of the body, as was a laceration in the throat area.
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Magen David Adom paramedics who arrived at the scene on Shmuel Rodensky Street pronounced the woman's death.At 5:39 pm police received a report of a suspected murder, and large Beersheba police forces, as well as criminal forensics lab technicians, were alerted to the scene.
Scene of alleged murder in Beersheba (Photo: Herzel Yosef)
The woman lived in a private home near her family. "Just yesterday I saw her and we spoke," a neighbor said. "Our street is fairly quiet. We've never had anything like this happen before."
Major General Tomer Badash, commander of the Beersheba police station, said the circumstances of the woman's death remain unclear.
On Thursday a 45-year-old foreign worker from Moldova was murdered in an apartment on Sinai Street in Ashkelon. A 51-year-old security guard was arrested on suspicion of murdering the woman, who worked as his mother's caretaker.
A day earlier 26-year-old Rehovot resident Yisrael Amar was shot to death on the city's main avenue. Another person sustained injuries to his leg in the shooting. The assailants fled the scene and are still at large.
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