Woman Murdered in the Jungle as Tropical Trip Goes to Hell
It should really have been the great escape from two gruelling many years of the pandemic, but Katherine Miskena’s retreat at a tranquil farm called El Suspiro—which interprets as The Sigh—ended in disaster.
The Russian girl, 33, was remaining at the rental house in Colombia’s northern Santander province with her boyfriend and a mysterious German tourist.
On the evening of Dec. 18, police uncovered her partly submerged entire body on the financial institutions of a river in the vicinity of the remote village of Guaré, which is shut to the farm.
The officers had been alerted by Miguel Ángel Pérez, Miskena’s boyfriend. The Colombian countrywide was admitted to a medical center in the city of Mogotes—about 90 minutes from Guaré—on Saturday with wounds to his facial area and cranium prompted by blunt-pressure trauma from a knife, according to a law enforcement report leaked anonymously to The Daily Beast.
Nearby press reports reveal Pérez, 30, advised police that he and Miskena experienced been attacked by a German gentleman, Patrick Khenglawt, who was keeping on the farm with them. Pérez stated the assault had occurred at about 7:30 p.m. that very same night. Immediately after creating his statement, Pérez was quickly transferred to the much larger Manuela Beltrán del Socorro Clinic, the place he continues to be hospitalized because of to the critical mother nature of his wounds.
When law enforcement searched the woods all-around the outskirts of Guaré they observed Khenglawt not much from Miskena’s physique and took him into custody. Khenglawt was then interrogated and obtained health care consideration for “scratches” to his face—lacerations apparently inflicted by the victim as she struggled for her lifestyle.
Colonel Wilson Parada, the police commander for the Santander region, mentioned Meskina’s bring about of death appeared to be strangulation, noted Colombian news outlet Caracol, but a formal autopsy is however pending.
One particular functioning hypothesis is that “the incident was brought on by the intake of residence-made liquor and narcotics” by the farm’s citizens. Although intoxicated, Khenglawt may have created an “insinuation to the female” which led to him “coming to blows with the [other] residents” and thus “triggering the recent predicament,” in accordance to the leaked report.
The police report also signifies the farm was in an region “without cell [phone] signal” which might demonstrate why the victims did not phone for enable and authorities were being not alerted till Pérez showed up at the medical center in Mogotes.
Even with Pérez’s eyewitness testimony, Parada claimed he was in no rush to file official expenses versus Khenglawt, saying that, “the Santander law enforcement section [is] carrying out the pertinent investigative and judicial functions, to explain and find the human being liable for this action…”
Despite the fact that he did not go so much as to publicly call Khenglawt a murderer, Mogotes mayor Higinio Rueda Triana did publicly state that none of his own constituents have been liable for Miskena’s demise.
“I want to notify you that there is no Mogotano associated,” mentioned Triana, as quoted in the Colombian news outlet Vanguardia. “That is what we want to notify the group and explain the info.”
Triana also reported that neighbors in the place had described earlier domestic disturbances at the farm, where by Miskena and Pérez had been dwelling for quite a few months in advance of Khenglawt arrived.
“The group has mentioned that these foreigners who lived on the farm had experienced a number of complications of coexistence,” Triana stated, and indicated that previous issues had been lodged with the police prior to final Saturday’s tragedy.
“We regret these details that happen in our municipality and we seriously get in touch with on all foreigners to behave in our territory,” Triana stated.
The Russian embassy did not react to inquiries in time for publication.
An incident equivalent to the Miskena case occurred last September in the neighboring province of Antioquia, when a 25-calendar year-aged Czech tourist, Anna Tenterova, was located murdered near a rented farmhouse she shared with a British gentleman.
At least 18 tourists have been murdered in Antioquia’s Medellín district so significantly this calendar year, earning it a single of the most harmful parts of the state for international people.