Prosecutor: Only Nisman DNA found at scene of his death


BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (JTA) — Only the DNA of Argentine prosecutor Alberto Nisman was found at the site of his shooting death.

On Friday, the prosecutor in charge of the investigation into Nisman’s death revealed the information.

“It can categorically be reported that chemical testing of shirt, shorts, gun, pistol magazine, bullets and shell casing has found a single genetic profile that matches without a doubt the genetic profile of the deceased,” Viviana Fein said.

The death of Nisman, who was heading the probe into the bombing of the AMIA Jewish center in 1994, remains unexplained two weeks after his body was found in his Buenos Aires apartment.

Nisman, 51, was found dead on Jan. 18 hours before he was to present evidence to Argentine lawmakers that President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner covered up Iran’s role in the attack.

Fernandez said his death was a deliberate “operation against the government” after originally calling it a suicide.

In addition, the security camera in the apartment building’s service elevator was not working and there were no cameras in the building’s stairwell, a specialized group of the Federal Police discovered after analyzing the security cameras in Nisman’s apartment building, Le Parc.

“As a magistrate, I have to apologize because I am part of this state branch that is not doing its best to figure out what brought you to this end,” Sandra Arroyo Salgado, Nisman’s ex-wife and current federal judge, said at his Jan. 29 funeral. “Now you are in peace and we’ll search for the truth because none of us believe that you were the maker of this end. We are certain that it was the work of another person. We do not know who.”

Nisman was laid to rest in a Buenos Aires Jewish cemetery where the victims of the AMIA bombing are buried.


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