Body of missing Crimean Tatar found in morgue of Yalta

Missing 20-year-old Johar Melyasanov was found dead.

9 June 2016 16:59

The body of missing Melyasanov Johar Rasimovich was found at the foot of Ai-Petri mountain, a QHA source in Crimea report.

“A preliminary version: He fell off a cliff. Even in this kind of red T-shirt with the word "puma." Rescuers found him as far back as on June 4. I’m waiting for confirmation,” our source in Crimea said.

“They have just confirmed the body was his. His mother was on the identification in the morgue of Yalta,” the source added.

Classmates of the missing student (3rd year) Johar Melyasanov reported seeing him last time on Saturday, June 4, when he left a hostel with a backpack, and dressed in sports clothes.

On Monday, June 6, he had to take the exam at the University. On June 8, Johar’s classmate called his mother Nuriya Assanova and told that her son is absent in the hostel for a few days.

“The Police in Crimea refused to accept a statement about the disappearance of the student from his parents. They were advised to go tomorrow,” a member of the Crimean Tatar Mejlis Eskander Bariev wrote in his Facebook page.