June 7, Nizhny Novgorod website newsnn.ru reported that recently in one of the monasteries of Jaffa buried the remains of Russian priest Vasily Varlamov, had been missing for the last three years.
The head of the police Department to work with the Russian media, major Michael Zingerman confirmed edition NEWSru.co.il information about the discovery of the remains of Varlamov. He said that in late April of this year, near the Arab village of Hizma, North of Jerusalem, on the territory of the Palestinian authority, have been found human remains, which were transferred for examination to the Institute at Abu Kabir.
A forensic examination on the basis of DNA analysis showed that we are talking about the remains of a citizen of the Russian Federation Vasily Varlamov. The test results also clearly indicated that Varlamov was not killed. The case of the disappearance and death of the Israeli Prosecutor’s office closed.
M. Zingerman stresses that since the disappearance of Varlamov law enforcement agencies were in constant contact with the family of the missing, living in Russia, and representatives of the Russian Orthodox Church in Israel. Spouse Varlamov made several trips to Israel after the disappearance of her husband. Once it became known that the found remains of the priest, reported by his wife.
According to the editorial NEWSru.co.il to search for police were deployed to the Palestinian authority. In the Israel police do not comment, but confirmed that the investigation «contacts were maintained with other law enforcement agencies».
Cleric of the Nizhny Novgorod diocese, Archpriest Vasily Varlamov went missing in August 2013. He was in Israel on a pilgrimage trip with his wife and daughter, shortly before his disappearance was treated in the hospital due to bad health. After receiving the necessary medical care father Basil returned to the hotel. On the morning of 17 August he left the hotel to walk and never came back. To himself he had no cell phone, no credit cards, for which it was possible to determine its location. On the incident was made known to the Embassy of the Russian Federation and the Russian ecclesiastical mission in Jerusalem. The Department for missing persons did not publish formal reports to the media about the disappearance of Vasily Varlamov.
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