North Coast July 14, 2023 | 3:46 pm

Update: it is believed that the Serbian woman took her own life through a suicide ritual

Cabarete.- The authorities are presuming that the death of Voljenka Ilic, a Serbian woman found dead in Sosúa, Puerto Plata, was the result of a suicide ritual. The 50-year-old woman was discovered inside her residence with her legs bound with adhesive tape and her thighs tied with an exercise rope. Her head had weights attached with adhesive tape and a white veil.

Voljenka Ilic lived in a villa located in the Perla Marina private residence in Cabarete. Her body was taken to a funeral home in Puerto Plata and later transferred to the National Institute of Forensic Pathology in Santiago de los Caballeros for an autopsy.

According to the police report, her husband contacted a friend when he hadn’t heard from his wife for approximately two days. They went to her residence with security agents from the project, but when they found no results, they contacted the authorities. Inside the residence, a notebook with a writing in Serbian was found, indicating that Voljenka Ilic felt it was no longer possible to live and mentioned her mother calling her.

A candle, six saints, and a small stuffed animal were found on a table, suggesting the presence of a ritual. The case is currently under investigation by the Public Ministry and the Police in that area.

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July 14, 2023 4:56 pm

I call BS on “Suicide Ritual”

July 14, 2023 8:25 pm
Reply to  MayaLuna

yeah the police always skew the data on killing on the north coast and drug killings too – thats bad for tourism

Alberto Balsam
August 15, 2023 11:22 pm
Reply to  there

Care to elaborate a bit more on the data, or what you know of it?

Killings and drug killings involving foreigners? Civilian foreigners?

Seems to me, a majority of the killings/murders are usually amongst locals.

Word spreads quick. One foreigner (civilian, not f’ing around with shady folk) dies in an armed robbery and whether or not the police skew the data, the other foreigners will find out one way or another.

My point, yes for tourism is bad, but I think we’d know more about these situations skewed data aside, and a sense to know when to leave.

The only silver lining here is assuming that won’t happen because D.R. economy will crumble, and the locals know that.

DR King
July 15, 2023 8:35 am

She must have been upset about the issue of building multiple houses on one lot.

Platano frito
July 20, 2023 10:37 am

Suicide? Really? Women usually take pills, No mention if any valuables were taken. Another foggy Dominican investigation of a foreigners death