TEL AVIV (Mar. 27)
A 20-year-old West German woman, Miriam Stacker, died in a Beersheba hospital Thursday, two weeks after she was found comatose with a bullet wound in her head in a field near Kibbutz Revivim in the Negev. She never regained consciousness.
Stucker, described as a tourist who had worked as a volunteer at a kibbutz in Galilee before coming to the Negev, was the second woman shot in the Revivim area since last summer. The earlier victim, a woman soldier, survived.
Police said Stucker was discovered between 24-48 hours after she was shot, possibly by a man who gave her a lift in his car. A Bedouin detained as a suspect was remanded in custody for 15 days by a Beersheba magistrate’s court Wednesday while police investigate the case. There was no indication why the Bedouin is under suspicion.
According to police sources, on the day before the victim was discovered, two women members of Kibbutz Revivim heard gunshots which they presumed to be fired by hunters and shortly afterwards saw a man drive away in a white car.