The physique of a lady murdered in Bat Yam two weeks in the past, apparently by her accomplice, was flown to Ukraine on Sunday so she might be buried in her hometown of Lviv.
Police mentioned Sunday that they intend to cost Tatiana Khaikin’s accomplice, Igor Chepikov, with the murder later this week.
With the investigation full, police additionally launched new particulars concerning the killing. They mentioned Khaikin was murdered someday on the evening between Might 1 and Might 2, however Chepikov waited till Sunday night, Might three, to name the police and report what he had accomplished.
He brutally attacked Khaikin and dismembered her physique, which then lay in her house for nearly two days, police mentioned. And regardless of the time that had handed since the murder, there have been nonetheless bloodstains on his garments when he was arrested.
When police questioned him, they added, he informed them numerous tales, together with that he didn’t recall the incident.
Earlier this month, Haaretz reported that no person had come to gather Khaikin’s physique from the Institute of Forensic Medication at Abu Kabir. Girls who knew her subsequently sought to lift cash to fly the physique again to Ukraine, the place her mom and sister reside.
The price of the flight, round 15,000 shekels ($four,200), was raised in lower than 16 hours from the time Bat Yam metropolis councilwoman Kati Piasecki-Morag arrange a web site for the aim.
Earlier than Khaikin’s coffin was placed on the aircraft, her acquaintances held a modest ceremony at Ben-Gurion Airport’s cargo terminal. The ladies held indicators saying “You aren’t alone.”
“She was a beautiful, smiley lady,” mentioned Etti, one of many girls current.
“We used to satisfy at malls with different folks, and I by no means thought I’d come and see her in a coffin,” she added. “She by no means spoke about her household.”
Sophie, the acquaintance who managed to contact Khaikin’s mom and sister in Lviv, mentioned, “Even when we hadn’t discovered her household, it was mandatory to assist her. Her sister cried over the cellphone and mentioned they’d prayed day-after-day that it could be doable to bury her within the metropolis the place she grew up, as a result of they didn’t have cash to fly her there.”
Piasecki-Morag, who organized the ceremony, mentioned, “We hadn’t but managed to bury Tatiana, and yesterday night, one other 21-year-old woman had already been murdered,” referring to Saturday evening’s homicide of Maya Vishniak by her boyfriend.
“I hope that within the locations the place selections are made, they understand that this can be a virus that no person’s looking for a vaccine for,” she added. “We see that the victims have totally different backgrounds, totally different ages and totally different life tales, however what they’ve in widespread is that the Israeli authorities has deserted them.”