A haredi couple was indicted yesterday in Jerusalem for one of the most gruesome murders in recent Israeli history. Ze’ev and Olga Gorelik allegedly murdered Iris Gorelik Visilib and tried to cover up their crime by using chemicals to melt her body.
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Haredi Couple Allegedly Murders Woman, Then Melt Her Body
Shmarya Rosenberg • FailedMessiah.com
A haredi couple was indicted yesterday in Jerusalem for one of the most gruesome murders in recent Israeli history.
Ze’ev and Olga Gorelik allegedly murdered Iris Gorelik Visilib and tried to cover up their crime by using chemicals to melt her body, the Jerusalem Post reported.
The couple allegedly used the Internet to learn how to melt Visilib’s body and used Skype to coordinate the crime.
The defendants were charged with murder – along with destroying evidence and obstruction of justice for attempting to melt the body.
Ze’ev Gorelik and the victim were married from 1995 to 2009 and reportedly had two children together.
In 2007, Ze’ev Gorelik left the victim and moved in with Ana Tortikovsky and had a daughter with her in 2008 while he was still married to the victim.
In 2011, Ze’ev Gorelik married Olga.
Ze’ev Gorelik was almost NIS 70,000 behind in child support payments to the victim when she filed a collection action against him. That led to a lien being placed on his salary in February that allowed his wages to be garnished.
Beginning in March, Olga allegedly started conducting Internet searches to learn how to how to melt hair, how to melt a person’s body, and how to hide a body.
At the same time, Ze’ev bought the chemicals which would later allegedly be used to melt the body.
April 29, Ze’ev met the victim and brought her to his home that he shared with Olga.
When Ze’ev and the victim entered the residence, Ze’ev allegedly stabbed the victim to death.
Olga was nearby and gave Ze’ev details about which neighbors were home.
Then Ze’ev and Olga allegedly dismembered the body in a bathtub.
After that, the couple drove the victim’s car and parked it in the east Jerusalem neighborhood of Beit Hanina to confuse police.
But the next morning, police arrived at the couple’s home as part of their investigation of the victim’s disappearance and found it locked. After a while, police saw the couple and the children leave the home. Police then entered and discovered the victim’s dismembered body, apparently soaking a chemical bath, and arrested Ze’ev and Olga.
The state asked the magistrate to remand Ze’ev and Olga until the end of the criminal proceedings against them.
That motion will be heard June 3.
[Hat Tips: Devorah, Seymour.]