The six-year-old child from Hâncești, whose body was found in the outhouse, died as a result of mechanical asphyxiation through blocking of the respiratory tract with liquid. The information was confirmed for IPN by Cristina Vicol, press officer of the Hâncești Police Inspectorate.
The medical examination showed the boy suffocated after feces entered his respiratory tract.
On May 26, the child’s mother informed the police that Beniamin Osipciuc went missing. She said the six-year-old boy remained at home with his elder brother and sister aged 9 and, respectively, 14. The parents were at work. The searches lasted for two days and involved dozens of police officers, carabineers, rescuers and volunteers who checked wells, sewers, basements and other places. The child was ultimately found in the household’s outhouse without signs of a violent death.