Mitrovica, 27 September 2013 - During a news conference today in northern Mitrovica, EULEX prosecutors together with Kosovo Police and EULEX Police announced a reward of up to €27,500 for information that leads to the arrest of the perpetrator, or perpetrators of the murder of EULEX staff member Audrius Šenavičius.
The news conference was held in the presence of Jonathan Ratel, EULEX Head of the Special Prosecution Office of Kosovo (SPRK), Andrew Carney, EULEX lead prosecutor on this case from the SPRK, Pascal Persoons EULEX Prosecutor from the Task Force Mitrovica, Captain Nenad Djuric, Acting Regional Director of Kosovo Police in northern Kosovo and Lieutenant Jean-Marc Baudin, EULEX lead investigator from the Task Force Mitrovica.
Pascal Persoons announced the reward and made an appeal to all citizens to cooperate with the investigation. “I’m making a personal appeal to anyone who has seen something, to say something. If you have seen anything unusual – no matter how small or insignificant you think it is – please report it, either to the local police, or to EULEX, on +381 38 78 6565. Everything you say will be treated in strictest confidence”, said Persoons.
Captain Nenad Djuric explained the involvement of Kosovo Police in the investigation. “Every day, my officers’ work directly with the EULEX team. I would like to pay tribute to my officers who have been working tirelessly since last week to try and solve the crime. KP have been organizing checkpoints and going door-to-door in the area of the crime scene to ask if anyone has seen anything that may be connected with the crime”, said Djuric.
Andrew Carney explained to media present about the investigation on the ground that is currently ongoing. “Investigators from Task Force Mitrovica were reinforced on the day of the murder by a team from EULEX Organised Criminal Investigation Unit. Twenty skilled investigators are involved from the EULEX side, and every day we are working with KP. We are following a number of lines of inquiry. The task of the investigators will be to investigate each line of inquiry to their natural conclusion”, said Carney.
The investigation into the murder of Audrius Šenavičius is carried out by a mixed team of EULEX Police and Kosovo Police investigators under supervision of two EULEX prosecutors. The case falls under the exclusive jurisdiction of the Special Prosecution Office in Kosovo.
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