A tragic end to the search for 14-year-old girl Vanja – after several days of ordeal, the girl, who was missing since Monday, was found dead.
In connection to this case, the Ministry of Interior informed that 5 people were detained, and the prosecutor’s office requested detention for three of them.
Another person was found dead in Veles.
Part of the Interior Ministry’s press release below:
After extensive measures and activities undertaken by police officers from the Skopje police department, on Sunday (03.12.2023) the lifeless body of minor V.G., who was reported missing on 27.11.2023, was found in the vicinity of Skopje, and in the vicinity of Veles, the body of P.Zh. (74) from Veles, who was reported missing on November 24, 2023, was also discovered. In connection to both cases, five people are suspected, three of whom are detained, one is out of the country, and one person is currently held at the police station.
Previously, in connection to the criminal acts, an incinerated Citroen vehicle was found, and after expert examinations, material evidence was provided for the involvement of the persons, for which, after full documentation of the cases, appropriate criminal charges will be filed in coordination with the Public Prosecutor. From the conducted investigative actions, it was established that both murders were committed by the same persons, whose motive was “greed”. Also, from the implemented operational measures, it was established that the minor V.G. was taken with a vehicle from the entrance of the residence, and from the provided information from the interrogation, it was established that she was murdered on the same day (27.11.2023) around 10:00 a.m.