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CNN: Turkish Officials Say Khashoggi Killed, Dismembered at Saudi Consulate

a security guard speaks with colleagues at the entrance of Saudi Arabia's consulate in Istanbul
A security guard speaks with colleagues at the entrance of Saudi Arabia's consulate in Istanbul, Friday, Oct. 12, 2018. Turkish officials say Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi has been killed. (Petros Giannakouris/AP)

By    |   Tuesday, 16 October 2018 02:55 PM

More evidence is coming to light that indicates a missing journalist was killed and dismembered in the Saudi Arabian consulate in Turkey two weeks ago.

A Turkish official told CNN that Jamal Khashoggi was murdered after he entered the Istanbul building on Oct. 2, and then had his body cut into pieces. Turkish investigators spent nine hours searching the consulate on Monday, and according to CNN they are focusing on the presence of "toxic" and "painted-over" material.

"My hope is that we can reach conclusions that will give us a reasonable opinion as soon as possible, because the investigation is looking into many things such as toxic materials and those materials being removed by painting them over," Turkish President President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said, CNN reported.

Khashoggi is a Saudi dissident journalist who has been critical of the Kingdom. He was a U.S. resident, but remained a Saudi citizen at the time of his disappearance.

Khashoggi was visiting the consulate to obtain papers so that he could divorce his wife and get married to his fiancée.

An earlier report Tuesday claimed that investigators found evidence pointing to Khashoggi being killed somewhere within the consulate.

Saudi Arabia has thus far denied any involvement in Khashoggi's disappearance, but it was reported Monday that the Middle Eastern country was prepared to admit that he was killed after a botched interrogation.

Consul General Mohammed al-Otaibi left Turkey Tuesday afternoon, state media reported, just as police began putting up barricades around his official residence. Saudi Arabia did not immediately acknowledge he had left or offer a reason for his departure.

Material from the Associated Press was used in this report.

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