AMMAN — Police on Thursday said they were still investigating the murder of a 55-year-old American woman who was found stabbed to death in her apartment in Irbid Governorate on Wednesday.
“We have good leads in the case and it is a matter of time before we announce that we have arrested someone,” Public Security Department Spokesperson Lt. Col. Mohammad Khatib told The Jordan Times.
A colleague of the victim found her stabbed to death in her fourth-floor apartment in the town of Barha in Irbid, 80km north of Amman, at 10:30pm on Tuesday and alerted authorities.
The victim, C.H., was fully clothed and lying on the floor in the sitting room.
An initial investigation indicated that the victim, who lived alone, was not sexually assaulted and authorities ruled out robbery as a motive “for the time being”.
The victim, a language teacher, had been residing in Jordan for the past 20 years and had lived in the cities of Amman, Ajloun and Irbid.
Khatib also said that police have good leads in the robbery and murder of a Saudi national in the northeastern town of Azraq on Wednesday.
The victim, who was not identified by officials, was reportedly sleeping next to his vehicle that was parked near a rest house in Azraq.
His friend, also a Saudi national, was sleeping inside the vehicle when “he heard someone knocking on the window”, at around 5:00am, according to a source.
The Saudi told investigators that the man asked for the car keys, forced him to disembark and drove off with the vehicle and then he found his friend lying on the ground, bleeding from stab wounds.
“We are certain that we will arrest the man who killed the victim and stole the vehicle,” Khatib added.