Bergen serial killer arrested

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22 February 2007, BRUSSELS — The 67-year-old Montenegrin Smailj Tulja, currently in prison in Montenegro, is suspected of numerous cruel murders in Belgium and the US. Eleven murders involved Belgian victims, police in Montenegro say.

22 February 2007

BRUSSELS — The 67-year-old Montenegrin Smailj Tulja, currently in prison in Montenegro, is suspected of numerous cruel murders in Belgium and the US. Eleven murders involved Belgian victims, police in Montenegro say.

Five women were murdered between 1996 and 1997 in Bergen. The murderer cut the bodies in pieces, put them in garbage bags, which he left on the outskirts of the city. The case was nicknamed “the garbage-bag murders of Bergen”. The killer was never found.

According to the FBI, the case was very similar to a murder in the Bronx section of New York City in 1990. A taxi driver had murdered his wife, cut her body in pieces and hid it under the apartment floor; the man was reported to have moved to Belgium.

According to the FBI, Tulja lived in Belgium between 1994 and 1997, in a village between Aarlen and Virton, and most probably also worked as a taxi driver, HLN.BE reports.

[Copyright Expatica News 2007]

Subject: Belgian news

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