Journalist with Estonian roots killed in Venezuela (2)

Members of a special unit of the Venezuelan police. (Juan Barreto/AFP/Scanpix)
6/28/2016 9:16 AM
Category: News

Journalist Ericka Ares Luik and her husband, businessman Kumar Prasad, were found dead in Venezuela. Luik had Estonian roots, and the couple was planning to move to Estonia, daily Õhtuleht wrote on Tuesday.

According to Venezuelan daily El Nacional, the couple, who had lived in the northern state of Sucre, were last seen on Jun. 19, after which friends and relatives hadn’t been in contact with them anymore. They were subsequently reported missing.

The couple were murdered. Their bodies were found under a pile of construction material, hands tied, and with plastic bags over their heads.

According to a family member of Luik’s, the couple had been planning to move to Estonia to escape the unstable conditions in Venezuela.

Editor: Dario Cavegn

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