New details are surfacing from the ongoing police investigation into the death of 17-year-old Miriam Peretz A”H, the off-the-derech girl from a chareidi family, whose lifeless body was found in the home of 55-year-old Majid Ilan, in the Beit Safafa neighborhood of Jerusalem.
The prosecution told the court on Tuesday, November 12, 2019, that the two were seen in Tel Aviv a day before her death and Tel Aviv police received two calls regarding the suspicious nature of seeing the older Arab male with the young Jewish girl in the southern area of the city.
The first call was received by the emergency ‘100’ dispatcher about the girl accompanying the older man in a “situation that appears suspicious”. The second call was later, at 11:00PM on a Wednesday. The caller explained the girl is definitely a minor, and the two were walking around a drug area, near the Tel Aviv bus station and they appear suspicious.
The prosecution explained that any normative person seeing such a situation calls police, seeing “her clothing and her condition, in Tel Aviv, in her condition, exhibiting many concerns…with people realizing something is wrong here.”
The two met the day before her death in the area of the Tel Aviv bus station. Peretz asked Ilan to buy drugs for her, heroin, giving him money. Ilan bought the drugs for both of them. They spent some time in a nearby hostel, and at night, made their way back to Jerusalem, to his home in Beit Safafa. The next morning, he woke up and left the house according to his statements to police, while Peretz continued to sleep. He went to buy more drugs. When he got home, he found the police in the home, realizing she was dead.
In the video below, the suspect is seen buying drugs for the two of them.
(YWN Israel Desk – Jerusalem)