investigating serial murder of prostitutes
March 11, 2001
prostitutes have been found strangled in similar circumstances
over the past few months in the holy Iranian city of Mashhad,
press reports said on Saturday.
victim, 42, was found Friday, a local judiciary official told
the Khorassan paper, adding that six other women of "loose
morals" had been found murdered the same way.
said a special investigation had been launched into the
killings, in which the women were strangled with their
headscarves and then wrapped up in their full-body cloaks. (AFP)