Malta: Hold-up arrest leads police to solve 2008 murder – Man expected to be arraigned in connection with the case

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Investigations by the Police of Malta led to discovery of the remains of a body in the vicinities of Valletta, which the police believe is linked to a murder which happened in 2008.

According to media reports, investigations into an attempted hold-up in a convenience store in Gzira, and subsequent arrest, led to the discovery of the dis-membered body of a woman who was reported missing in 2008.

INews reported that the remains of the woman were found in a wall which is behind the Phoenicia Hotel and Salinos ground in Floriana.

Newsbook reported that in an official statement, the Police force said that this discovery led to the arrest of a man, who is expected to be arraigned in Court in connection with this murder.

The police added that it had been investigating the disappearance of a woman from St Paul’s Bay since 2008.

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Media reports in 2009, indicate that a year after her disappearance, information was being requested in the case of the disappearance of Charlene Farrugia who then, aged 25, was last seen driving a grey Toyota Platz, bearing registration number CBQ 803, in Valletta on November 6, 2008. (Times of Malta)

Then aged 25, she was wearing a short sleeved black top, blue jeans and white sports shoes. She also had a large silver cross hanging around her neck.

One News reports that the man, who is assisting police in the investigation is the same individual who earlier this week was stopped by police following an attempted hold up in a Gzira shop. The man seems to have indicated his link to the murder and also where the body of the women was hidden.

Magistrate Audrey Demicoli was appointed an inquiry to investigate the case.

Via Newsbook / Police / NET/ Independent / Times of Malta / One News / Illum / TVM

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