One of the suspects in the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi was killed in a suspicious car accident in Riyadh, according to a Thursday report in Turkish media.
> MashalSaadal-Bostani, a 31-year-old lieutenant of the Saudi Royal Air Forces, was among the 15 suspects who arrived and left Turkey on Oct. 2 after going to Saudi Arabia’s Istanbul consulate when Khashoggi visited there, according to daily Yeni Şafak.
> The newspaper said sources did not release any details about the traffic accident in Riyadh and Bostani’s role in the “murder” was not yet clear.
> Daily Hürriyet columnist Abdulkadir Selvi claimed on Oct. 18 that Saudi Arabia’s Istanbul consul Mohammadal-Otaibi could be “the next execution” as Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman “would do anything to get rid of evidence.”
On Wednesday, Turkish daily Yeni Şafak reported that Al-Otaibi’s voice was apparent on one of the recordings Turkish officials claim to have in their possession, which they say proves Khashoggi was killed.
> According to the report, after Al-Otaibi told the interrogators to “do it somewhere else outside or I will be in trouble,” he was told to “shut up if you want to live when you are back in Saudi Arabia.”