A British tourist has passed away following an alleged stabbing incident involving her partner with a screwdriver in a Turkish hotel room. The 26-year-old woman was discovered lifeless around 12:30 pm local time on Tuesday in a hotel situated in Istanbul’s Fatih district.
Appalled hotel staff reported hearing “sounds” emanating from a room and discovered the victim “lying in a pool of blood,” as per local media accounts.
Medical teams were alerted and promptly arrived at the location, but unfortunately, the woman could not be saved. She had sustained extensive injuries, including lacerations on her throat and across her body.
Examiners determined that the cause of death was a screwdriver, allegedly driven through her head.
Turkish authorities initiated an inquiry and located her partner after a day-long search, donned in a bloodied white t-shirt. The suspect admitted to the purported murder, revealing that he disposed of the screwdriver in the hotel room’s toilet before fleeing the scene, according to local media reports.