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Murder investigation: Police searching Veľká Mača again

They were reportedly looking for the murder weapon.

(Source: SME)

One month after the murder of investigative journalist Ján Kuciak and his fiancée Martina Kušnírová, the police returned to the forest close to the village of Veľká Mača (Trnava Region) on March 27.

The forest is close to the house where the couple was shot dead, the TVnoviny.sk website reported.

Dozens of police officers from the National Criminal Agency (NAKA), as well as the headquarters in Galanta and Trnava, were searching the forest, reportedly looking for a murder weapon. Some paths were sprayed with yellow and marked with arrows. It is possible the police officers were marking the potential route of the perpetrators, TVnoviny.sk wrote.

Read also:Circumstances indicate that Kuciak’s and Kušnírová’s deaths were a contract killing

The prosecutor’s office will not comment

“It is an operational action of the police focused on finding and securing further evidence if there is any,” said spokesperson for the General Prosecutor’s Office, Andrea Predajňová, as quoted by the TASR newswire.

She refused to provide more details.

The police action took place one day after the press conference held by the prosecutor of the Special Prosecutor’s Office, at which he revealed some facts learnt so far. Among other things he said that the murder had taken place on February 21 and that it was a contract killing.

He also said the police investigators are examining several scenarios.

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