German Forensic Team Discovers Body Parts in Sanaa Ripper Trial

Published June 27th, 2000 - 02:00 GMT

A team of German forensic experts brought in to determine the number of the "Sanaa Ripper's" victims, their sex, and the causes and time of death said Tuesday it had unearthed dozens of body parts in the university morgue. 

In their preliminary report read out in court, the experts discovered "in the morgue 21 complete bodies, two other mutilated bodies as well as dozens of body parts that could come from many different bodies". 

Presiding judge Yahya al-Aslami ordered that all the body parts and organs be sent to Germany for DNA testing, adding the court would reconvene on July 4th to hear reports from Yemeni officials. 

Mohammad Adam Ishaaq, a Sudanese morgue attendant whose trial began on May 27th, at first confessed to the rape and murder of 16 women at the medical faculty of Sanaa University, but later said he had only two victims. 

One of his alleged victims even appeared in court. 

But according to a preliminary forensic report, the bodies of several boys and girls that were not listed in the morgue's records have also been discovered - SANAA (AFP) 


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