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Brójce, Łagowiec. A 19-year-old and a 17-year-old arrested in the murder of elderly women

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An 88-year-old woman from Brójce (Lubusz Voivodeship) survived because the perpetrators were scared away. The 75-year-old and the 82-year-old were not so lucky. The police determined that 19- and 17-year-olds were responsible for the murders. Both were taken into custody.

The police arrested a 19-year-old resident of Międzyrzecz County on December 27, 2023 in connection with a murder in one of the tenement houses in Brójce (Miedzyrzecki County). The crime took place in mid-September 2023. A 75-year-old woman was murdered.

– The most experienced Lubusz police officers from the criminal department were assigned to the case. A special team was established, consisting of experienced officers of the Investigation and Criminal Investigation Department of the Provincial Police Headquarters in Gorzów Wielkopolski, which deals with this type of incidents on a daily basis. Thanks to the use of advanced technology in the forensic laboratory, the obtained test results of the secured traces allowed us to identify the person who most likely committed the crime – said Sub-Inspector Marcin Maludy, spokesman for the police in Gorzów Wielkopolski.

The man was charged with murder and then, by court decision, he was temporarily arrested.

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The Lubusz police detained a 19-year-old in connection with the murder of a 75-year-old womanLubusz Police

They connected it with other things

Lubuskie police officers determined that the 19-year-old had committed another murder, which occurred a few months earlier, between February 12 and 15, 2023, in Łagowiec – a town just three kilometers away from Brójce. An 82-year-old woman was murdered there.

The woman’s body showed signs of strangulation and numerous wounds caused by a blunt instrument. – These findings initiated intensive activities of Lubusz police officers in the context of knowledge about the exact circumstances of the death of an 82-year-old resident of Łagowiec. However, this case still remained undetected, explains Maludy.

Now the police have found evidence that the 19-year-old arrested earlier is responsible for the crime. He allegedly committed the murder with a 17-year-old friend whom the police arrested on January 11, 2024. – As it was established, this murder was also associated with taking money from the victim’s house – says Maludy.

The teenagers are already detainedLubusz police

The same two also attacked an 88-year-old woman. – The evidence shows that between April and June 2023, two young attackers also wanted to kill an 88-year-old woman from Brójce. The elderly woman survived only because the attackers were scared and fled. Investigators determined that the motive behind the attackers’ actions was also robbery, Maludy informs.

They heard the charges

The 17- and 19-year-olds were charged. The younger of them was charged with murder in connection with the robbery of an 82-year-old woman and attempted murder in connection with the robbery of an 88-year-old woman. The 19-year-old will be charged with the same crimes, and he is also facing charges related to the murder of a 75-year-old woman from Brójce.

By court decision, both men were temporarily arrested. The case is supervised by the District Prosecutor’s Office in Gorzów Wielkopolski. Investigators are investigating further threads related to the criminal activities of both young men. – The police, together with prosecutors, carefully check whether the detainees are not responsible for other crimes – concludes Maludy.

Main photo source: Lubusz police

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