A journalist in Macedonia, 56-year old Vlado Taneski, was arrested and charged with the murders of two elderly women, and was being investigated in connection with the murder of a third woman and the disappearance of a fourth. All of the victims, whom police say bore similarities to Taneski’s mother, had been sexually assaulted before being strangled, stuffed into nylon bags, and wrapped with telephone cords.
Police became suspicious of Taneski when he wrote articles for a national newspaper in which he reported facts the police had not revealed to the media.
Days after being jailed, Taneski was found dead in the cell he shared with two other men. According to a police spokesman the journalist is believed to have committed suicide. He was found with his head in a bucket of water.
An odd way of committing suicide, don’t you think?