The police found a German couple dead, with their hands tied and mouths taped shut, in an apartment the two were renting in the resort town of Alanya on Thursday.
Relatives of the couple could not reach them for a few days and the police were contacted to investigate. Unable to enter the apartment in Alanya, a town in the Mediterranean province of Antalya, police broke down the door and entered the unit to find the German couple dead.
The couple, Kerstin (50) and Peter Horvath (65), arrived in Alanya last month on vacation.
Police noted that the two were killed after sustaining blows to their heads. The couple was sent to the Alanya Municipality morgue. Experts believe the two might have been killed two weeks ago.
The gardener of the apartment, Şeref Ö., said he last saw the couple on Aug. 16. He was taken to Mahmutlar Gendarmerie Command to testify. Security services also seized security camera footage from the apartment complex.