Update in the Jamal Khashoggi Murder!
After Many Weeks of Back & Forth Accusations & Denials...
A Conclusion Seems to Have Been Reached!
Hope You've had Your Dinner Already!
A TOP Turkish official has claimed slain journalist Jamal Khashoggi’s body was carefully disposed of in a way to ensure no evidence was left.
Turkey’s chief prosecutor on Wednesday confirmed for the first time that Khashoggi was strangled as soon as he entered the consulate on October 2 as part of a planned hit, and his body was then dismembered and destroyed.
A source at the Turkish attorney general's office has told Al Jazeera that Saudi authorities used acid and other chemicals to dispose of slain journalist Khashoggi's body.
The source said traces of hydrofluoric acid and other chemicals were found in a well at Consul General
Mohammed al-Otaibi's home in Istanbul.
Al Jazeera's Andrew Simmons, reporting from Istanbul, said on Thursday that Turkish investigators were able to take samples from the well when they were first granted access last month.
"We know that on the night of October 16 to 17, when the Turkish investigators were inside the residence and wanted to gain full access to the garden and the well shaft, they were not given permission […] but were able to briefly take some samples from it with rods from the top of it," he said.
"Those samples have been processed and they include proof that there had been hydrofluoric and other chemicals."
Simmons said the other samples taken from the sewerage and drainage system around the diplomatic district also showed
the use of acid.