BEIRUT — The Internal Security Forces announced Thursday the arrest of a man for committing murder in Roumieh following a dispute.
On Sept. 24, a bloodied body was found in a hole along the Matn Express Highway in Roumieh.
According to an ISF's statement, the "forensic doctor examined the body and found that the death resulted from stab wounds with a sharp object in the abdomen, neck and legs."
ISF identified the murdered man as an undocumented migrant with the initials F.L., born in 1992. A few hours after the incident, ISF's Information Division identified the murder suspect as M.A., a Lebanese man born in 1963. The statement added that M.A. had a record of theft and stabbing related crimes.
"On Sept. 25, as a result of the [Information Division's patrols'] follow-up, it was found that [M.A.] fled to [Syria] immediately after the murder was carried out," the statement read.
The Information Division later lured M.A. back to Lebanon and arrested him in Jdeideh.
During subsequent investigations, M.A. admitted to killing F.L. inside a bus in which the latter was sleeping. M.A. confirmed that he committed the crime following a dispute and confessed to using a knife he found inside the bus to stab the victim, before "[throwing] the body in a hole."
The ISF also found the knife and returned the victim's body to his family.