Ghastly Sofia Murder Case Solved - Police

Crime | October 25, 2012, Thursday // 16:53|  views

Nikolay Rusinov, the man suspected of brutally murdering 28-year-old Yana Krasteva back in 2011. File photo

The murder of 28-year-old Yana Krasteva, whose body was discovered in Sofia's Borisova Gradina last summer, has been solved, according to a local police official.

The official, Georgi Totkov, has told the Bulgarian National Radio that the main suspect, Nikolay Rusinov, is to be officially charged with the murder.

The body of 28-year-old Yana Krasteva was found in the central Borisova Gradina park in downtown Sofia on July 10 2011, approximately two days after she had been bludgeoned and strangled to death.

Immediately after the murder Nikolay Rusinov reportedly left the country and hid in Turkey. He was detained later as a potential suspect, but charges against him were never pressed.

He claimed at the time that he had met Yana one day before, the two had danced, enjoyed themselves, drank plenty of alcohol, and had sex near the place where she was found dead.

Rusinov claimed he left the victim sleeping in the bushes around 05:30 am and went home.

Authorities have established that the suspect has left unique DNA material on the body of the victim.

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Tags: Murder, victim, police, sofia, Interior Minister, Tsvetan Tsvetanov, Yana Krasteva, Borisova Gradina, park, rape, Plamen Trifonov, Nikolay Rusinov


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