[WATCH] Updated | Dutchman confesses to girlfriend's murder during interrogation

The woman's body was found early this morning in St Venera • Police have launched a murder investigation • The woman is believed to be a 22-year-old Dutch woman • Police have detained the victim's boyfriend and are questioning him

Shannon Mak (Facebook)
Shannon Mak (Facebook)
The woman was found dead between two cars in Triq Il-Mastrudaxxi in Santa Venera

Updated at 4:00pm

The boyfriend of a woman found dead in Santa Venera this morning has admitted to her murder, MaltaToday is informed.

Sources close to the investigation told MaltaToday earlier that the police had detained the woman's Dutch boyfriend.

The police launched a murder investigation after the 22-year-old woman, Shannon Mak, from The Netherlands was found dead in Triq Il-Mastrudaxxi in St Venera.

The woman was found between two cars in St.Venera this morning
The woman was found between two cars in St.Venera this morning
Forensic officers at the Scene of the crime
Forensic officers at the Scene of the crime
Duty Magistrate Donatella Frendo Dimech is leading the inquiry.
Duty Magistrate Donatella Frendo Dimech is leading the inquiry.
Police speaking to residents at the scene
Police speaking to residents at the scene
The area where the woman was found in Santa Venera this morning.
The area where the woman was found in Santa Venera this morning.

The woman’s body was found between two cars in the street, at around 6.15 this morning.

Police confirmed that a knife was used to kill the woman as her throat had been slit.

Sources said the woman was employed with a local gaming company. Police on site also said that the victim was wearing a wristband or something similar which indicated she worked or was associated with iGaming. 

A resident told MaltaToday that he got home from the Airport at around 1.15am and did not see anything unusual. Another resident said that she did not hear or see anything unusual, and only knew something happened when police arrived on site. A third resident said that it was unexpected in the area, as there was no history of violence or fighting in the neighbourhood. 

District police and members of the Rapid Intervention Unit were on site this morning.

Duty Magistrate Donatella Frendo Dimech is leading the inquiry. 

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