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Murdered Latvian prosecutor had received death threats before her disappearance

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Baltic news, News from Latvia, BNN.LV, BNN-NEWS.COM, BNN-NEWS.RUA couple of months prior to her disappearance, former prosecutor Biruta Loze had reported to the police that she had received death threats, as reported by De Facto.

The programme reminds that Loze went missing after she exited her home in Mārupe on 13 March. She had been retired for many years and was no longer publicly active. The programme is aware that half a year prior to her murder, Loze had signed a contract with one Edgars Kadiķis. In accordance with the contract, Kadiķis would inherit the house in Mārupe for taking care of Loze until the end of her life.

Information available to LTV states that Loze was dissatisfied with him and wanted to terminate the contract. At the same time, she was afraid for her safety. Police had received several reports from her, stating that Kadiķis had been aggressive towards her.

For example, one of her letter to the police states: «Several days ago around noon E. Kadiķis ran into the kitchen and, cursing wildly, pushed me against the wall, threatening to ‘stab me’. What should I do to stay safe?»

Four months later Edgars Kadiķis was the one to report Loze’s disappearance to the police. He said she never returned home. Soon after, police reported that Loze may have been murdered. Some man was detained as a suspect. Sometime later police reported finding Loze’s remains. Her body was found buried in a cemetery area in Saulkrasti, as reported by the programme.

Police explain – inspectors found no evidence to suggest the violent event described by Loze in the aforementioned letter had taken place. Kadiķis said the fight with Loze’s grandson did not involve her personally. As for the promise to get back at her – Loze had reported it too late. She should have reported it immediately to warrant an investigation.

Police representatives told LTV – no inspection was performed in relation to inaction from Olaine Police Department because it is believed all decisions made in relation to this case were adequate. Police finished the investigation this month. Charges for Biruta Loze’s murder have been presented to the suspect by the prosecutor’s office.


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