North Macedonia: An international warrant has been issued for Ljupča Palevski, the suspect in the murder of 14-year-old Vanja

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

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Ljupčo Palevski, Photo: Mvr.gov.mk
Ljupčo Palevski, Photo: Mvr.gov.mk

The Ministry of Internal Affairs of North Macedonia issued an international warrant tonight for Ljupča Palevski, the prime suspect in the rape and murder of 14-year-old Vanja Đorčevska and 74-year-old Pančo Žežovski.

"Ljupčo Palevski, born on December 12, 12 in Skopje, is wanted with an international warrant for the investigation of the crimes of 'kidnapping' and 'murder' by order of XV KO number 1964/3047 of the Basic Public Prosecutor's Office of Skopje", it was announced on the website of the MUP of North Macedonia .

Ljupco Palevski aka Palco, the first suspect of having organized the kidnappings and personally killed 14-year-old Vanja Đorđevska from Skopje on November 27 and 74-year-old Pančo Žežovski from Veles on November 22.

Five people, including her father, are suspected of kidnapping and murdering a 14-year-old girl, Vanja Đorčevska, the Skopje prosecutor's office and the Ministry of Police of North Macedonia announced at a joint press conference this morning.

The Minister of Internal Affairs of North Macedonia, Oliver Spasovski, said that on November 30, Palevski, with a lawyer, went by car to Belgrade, and then to Bulgaria.

Oliver Spasovski
Oliver Spasovskiphoto: mvr.gov.mk

Vanja Đorčevska is, according to information from the investigation. 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.

The Minister of Police stated that she 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 offense with the aim of extorting money from the mother of a minor, from which all those involved would benefit materially." , said Spasovski.

According to him, the kidnappers had information about when the girl would come out, they took her at the entrance of the building and with her hands and feet tied in a sleeping bag, she put her in the trunk of a citronen car.

"There is a Renault Kango vehicle in front of the sedan, which is moving in front the whole time. It was taken to a location outside Skopje and, according to witnesses, a murder took place there, and after that the vehicle was set on fire," said Interior Minister Oliver Spasovski.

He added that "on November 27, according to the evidence established so far, around 10.00:XNUMX a.m., the main organizer and perpetrator killed a minor with a gun, scared of the evidence that the police could find in the investigation that had already begun immediately after the first report for that bloody crime." .

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