Police in Turkey arrested a brute after he confessed on live television to strangling his wife to death and dumping her body in a sack.
Evil Mithat Kocadag recounted the grizzly killing and told where he had dumped the body on an episode of the TV programme Didem Arslan Yilmaz’la Vazgecme.
In the programme, whose title translates to Don’t Give Up with Didem Arslan Yilmaz, the eponymous journalist investigates unsolved crimes.
The horror began on 18th August 2022, when furious Kocadag, 31, accused his wife, Mine Kocadag, of having an affair with another man.
After a blazing row, mum-of-one Mine, 25, stormed out of the family home in Pamukkale District, Denizli Province.
She was not seen alive or heard from again, and her loved ones’ worst fears were realised when Kocadag broke down on TV and confessed to killing her.
In the chilling admission on 31st January, Kocadag explained where he had dumped his wife’s body.
Police immediately went to the spot, where they found a pile of pine tree branches.
After removing the branches, they found a sack containing the victim’s decomposing remains.
The suspect, who told how he had carried the body in a wheelbarrow, was swiftly seized in Istanbul.
He was taken to Denizli District for questioning.
Chillingly, reported local media, he told his interrogators: “I strangled her for 30 minutes after we had sex.”
DNA testing confirmed that the unrecognisable remains did, indeed, belong to Mine. They were buried in Pamukkale on 22nd March.
Kocadag remains in custody awaiting trial.
Femicide is a growing problem in Turkey, particularly after the country officially quit the Istanbul Convention in July 2021.
According to data from the ‘Monument Counter’, which is “a digital memorial for women killed by violence” and is updated daily, 393 women were killed by men in 2022, while 58 femicides have taken place in Turkey so far this year.