North Macedonia: Her father is suspected of kidnapping and murdering a minor

The Minister of the Interior announced that the girl's father informed the kidnappers when she would start school. The motive was self-interest, and the kidnappers wanted to take the money from the mother of the minor Vanja, which she received from the sale of the apartment

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Five people are suspected of the kidnapping and murder of 14-year-old Vanja Đorđevska, including her father, the Skopje Prosecutor's Office and the Ministry of Police of North Macedonia announced today at a joint press conference.

The Minister of Internal Affairs of North Macedonia, Oliver Spasovski, said that three suspects are in custody, that one is on the run, and that Đorđevska's father has been detained, interrogated, and that measures will be taken against him by order of the public prosecution.

He stated that the girl was kidnapped in the entrance of the building where she lived after her father previously shared information with the organizer about the time of her exit.

"As you already know, the motive is self-interest, whereby one of the persons, in agreement and with the knowledge of a family member, organized the execution of a criminal act, with the aim of extorting money from the mother of a minor, from which all those involved would later benefit materially." said Spasovski.

According to him, the kidnappers had information about when the girl would leave the building, where they abducted her and put her in the trunk of a Citroen car with her hands and feet tied, in a sleeping bag.

"There was a Renault Kango vehicle in front of the Citroen, which was moving in front the whole time. The victim was taken to a location outside Skopje and, according to witnesses, the murder took place there, and then the vehicle was set on fire," said the Minister of the Interior.

According to Skopje media, the first suspect is Ljupco Paleski - Palco, and Spasovski said at the press conference that he and his lawyer fled by car to Belgrade, and then to Bulgaria.

"On November 27, according to the evidence established so far, the main organizer and executor killed a minor with a pistol around 10 o'clock, afraid of the evidence that the police could find in the investigation, which had already begun immediately after the first report for that criminal offense," he said. is a minister.

The head of the Basic Prosecutor's Office in Skopje, Gavril Bubevski, said that the motive for the kidnapping was self-interest, and for the murder of a minor, the motive was to conceal evidence, and that these are crimes that are punished most severely under the Criminal Code.

"According to the findings of the investigation, the mother sold the apartment, and the money thus obtained was a motive for extortion, but we will check all these things during the procedure," said Gavril Bubevski and added that the father denies the witness' statements for now.

Spasovski said that at the beginning of the investigation there was no correlation between the case of Vanja's kidnapping and the 74-year-old Veles locals, who was also kidnapped and killed, but later it was established that his vehicle was stolen and used to kidnap a minor.

"Due to an unexplained relationship with one of the suspects, his vehicle was confiscated and used in the commission of a criminal offense, and then the vehicle was found on fire. It was in that car that the minor was taken from the entrance of the building where she lived," said Spasovski.

The Skopje Prosecutor's Office and the Ministry of Internal Affairs of North Macedonia announced late last night that after a police investigation, the lifeless body of a missing 14-year-old girl and the body of a missing 74-year-old man were found in the vicinity of Skopje.

Vanja, a minor from Skopje, was reported missing on November 27, and P.Ž. (74) from Veles was reported missing on November 24.

According to earlier information, Vanja left home on the morning of November 27 for school around 7.30:XNUMX a.m. from an apartment located in the Debar Malo neighborhood in the center of Skopje.

"Houses and other premises in the area of ​​Skopje, Veles and Štip were searched, and mobile phones, computers, vehicles were found and confiscated... numerous conversations were held with families, acquaintances, friends and persons who had any information, and several hundred police officers who exclusively worked on these cases were involved in the investigation every day," the announcement reads.

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