A Turkish man suspected of murdering his girlfriend and trying to make it look like suicide has now being investigated over the death of a second young woman who we started seeing after being released on bail.
The lifeless body of Esra Hankulu, 25, was found in her home in the district of Mamak in Turkey’s Ankara Province on Tuesday, 3rd August.
Police investigating the death then discovered that her boyfriend at the time who claim she was alive when he left was Umitcan Uygun, aged 22, who had only just been released on bail over the death of another young woman, 21-year-old Sema Esen, who also went by the name of Aleyna Cakir.
He was originally not a suspect in her death after her body was found at home in the district of Kecioren in Ankara Province with a rope around her neck on 3rd June last year.
Police initially treated as a suicide until videos apparently showing Umitcan inflicting violence on Aleyna prior to her death surfaced on social media.
The suspect was taken into preventive custody, but was released after no conclusive evidence could apparently link him to her death.
But he was then arrested again when DNA was found under her fingernails that appeared to indicate she may have fought with him shortly before she died.
He was released on bail after being questioned, and police now believe that he was with the new young woman on the night she died.
According to preliminary evidence, the young woman died of a drug overdose.
The preliminary autopsy report revealed a non-traumatic haemorrhage in the cerebral cortex and lung inflammation. No marks of violence were found on her body.
Two other friends had been at the victim’s house on the same night, and they were questioned by the police.
They told officers that Umitcan and Esra had gone to a bedroom together, with the former leaving the house before the two friends woke up the following morning and found Esra dead.
Umitcan told the police that Esra was alive and well when he left the house.
The police were unable to find Esra’s mobile phone at her house, and they are now investigating Umitcan for supplying drugs.