It should have been the best escape from two gruelling a long time of the pandemic, but Katherine Miskena’s retreat at a tranquil farm known as El Suspiro—which interprets as The Sigh—ended in disaster.
The Russian woman, 33, was remaining at the rental property in Colombia’s northern Santander province with her boyfriend and a mysterious German tourist.
On the evening of Dec. 18, police located her partly submerged physique on the banks of a river in close proximity to the distant village of Guaré, which is shut to the farm.
The officers had been alerted by Miguel Ángel Pérez, Miskena’s boyfriend. The Colombian national was admitted to a medical center in the town of Mogotes—about 90 minutes from Guaré—on Saturday with wounds to his encounter and skull brought on by blunt-force trauma from a knife, in accordance to a police report leaked anonymously to The Every day Beast.
Neighborhood press studies reveal Pérez, 30, explained to law enforcement that he and Miskena experienced been attacked by a German guy, Patrick Khenglawt, who was staying on the farm with them. Pérez mentioned the assault had occurred at about 7:30 p.m. that same night. Soon after building his assertion, Pérez was instantly transferred to the bigger Manuela Beltrán del Socorro Hospital, in which he continues to be hospitalized owing to the critical nature of his wounds.
When law enforcement searched the woods all around the outskirts of Guaré they identified Khenglawt not far from Miskena’s body and took him into custody. Khenglawt was then interrogated and received health care focus for “scratches” to his face—lacerations evidently inflicted by the sufferer as she struggled for her existence.
Colonel Wilson Parada, the law enforcement commander for the Santander region, reported Meskina’s lead to of loss of life appeared to be strangulation, documented Colombian news outlet Caracol, but a official autopsy is even now pending.
One particular functioning hypothesis is that “the incident was triggered by the use of residence-produced liquor and narcotics” by the farm’s inhabitants. When intoxicated, Khenglawt might have produced an “insinuation towards the female” which led to him “coming to blows with the [other] residents” and hence “triggering the current situation,” in accordance to the leaked report.
The law enforcement report also indicates the farm was in an place “without mobile [phone] signal” which may well demonstrate why the victims did not simply call for assistance and authorities were being not alerted until finally Pérez showed up at the hospital in Mogotes.
Despite Pérez’s eyewitness testimony, Parada reported he was in no rush to file formal expenses versus Khenglawt, declaring that, “the Santander police division [is] carrying out the pertinent investigative and judicial routines, to clarify and track down the man or woman responsible for this action…”
Even though he did not go so significantly as to publicly connect with Khenglawt a assassin, Mogotes mayor Higinio Rueda Triana did publicly condition that none of his possess constituents ended up accountable for Miskena’s death.
“I want to inform you that there is no Mogotano concerned,” reported Triana, as quoted in the Colombian news outlet Vanguardia. “That is what we want to tell the group and explain the facts.”
Triana also claimed that neighbors in the region had documented previous domestic disturbances at the farm, wherever Miskena and Pérez experienced been residing for various months prior to Khenglawt arrived.
“The local community has stated that these foreigners who lived on the farm experienced had various difficulties of coexistence,” Triana said, and indicated that past issues had been lodged with the police prior to past Saturday’s tragedy.
“We regret these info that manifest in our municipality and we genuinely call on all foreigners to behave in our territory,” Triana said.
The Russian embassy did not react to issues in time for publication.
An incident related to the Miskena scenario transpired last September in the neighboring province of Antioquia, when a 25-yr-old Czech tourist, Anna Tenterova, was uncovered murdered in close proximity to a rented farmhouse she shared with a British gentleman.
At least 18 vacationers have been murdered in Antioquia’s Medellín district so far this 12 months, earning it one particular of the most unsafe elements of the region for overseas readers.