Istanbul police captures suspect killing musician Deniz

ISTANBUL: A 17-year-old teenager was detained by the police on suspicion of killing musician Deger Deniz, who was found strangled to death on Tuesday in her apartment in Istanbul’s central district of Beyoglu.

Police reported that Can M. entered Deniz’s house from the window on Monday night. After the woman woke up as he was stealing her mobile phone and clarinet, the man strangled her to death. Police determined identity of the suspect after examining security camera records near the slain woman’s house.

Can M. was firstly taken to the Istanbul Police Department’s public security Branch office and later sent to children’s unit since he is minor. After an interrogation, he will be sent to a court.

Deniz was found dead at her house on Tuesday evening. Orhan Deniz, who had not heard from his sister in two days, went to her apartment at around 9 p.m. After ringing the bell for a while, he called a locksmith and entered the apartment. The brother reportedly found his sister, who was living alone in her apartment, dead on the ground with her hands bound.