Times: арестован убийца бывшей модели Эвы Родес
Арестован убийца британской экс-модели Эвы Родес, тело которой спустя восемь месяцев после ее исчезновения было обнаружено в Венгрии, пишет газета The Times.
65-летняя Эва Родес, которая была популярной моделью и актрисой в 60-х годах, снималась в фильме с Джоном Ленноном и Йоко Оно, пропала в сентябре 2008 года. Ее тело было обнаружено закопанным на северо-западе Венгрии.
По обвинению в ее убийстве арестован 30-летний мужчина, который признался в совершении преступления. Он сообщил, что ударил несколько раз экс-модель по голове, украл ее деньги и ноутбук.http://www.gazeta.ru/news/lenta/2009/04/24/n_1355329.shtml
British animal welfare worker feared murdered in Hungary [By Chris Irvine]
A British model and actress turned animal welfare worker is missing and feared murdered by her family, because of her work at an animal sanctuary in Hungary.
Eva Rhodes became a successful model in the UK after moving to London in the 1960s following spells in Hungary and Austria.
She attracted the attention of John Lennon and Yoko Ono, who were looking for an actress to appear in their film Rape, about the intrusion of the camera in every day life.
Mrs Rhodes, who was married to British architect Mark Rhodes, moved back to Hungary after she divorced to set up the Puss in Boots Animal Trust sanctuary in Gyor, close to the Austrian border.
Providing a home for more than 100 stray and abused dogs and cats, she became a well-known figure in the local media on animal welfare issues.
But this resulted in confrontations and disagreements with people she felt were not treating animals properly and a court case resulting from one such disagreement was due to be heard shortly after her disappearance.
Mrs Rhodes, 65, was last seen four months ago in the company of a young man she had recruited to help at her sanctuary.
Although her personal bank account has not been touched, the sanctuary was found ransacked and donations sent from England have mysteriously disappeared.
Her sister, Judith Majlath, who lives in Vienna, believes Mrs Rhodes was targeted and murdered, either as the result of her animal welfare work or a robbery. She also argues the Hungarian police, who Mrs Rhodes reportedly clashed with over their lack of interest in animal cruelty cases, has not conducted a proper investigation, claiming they hired sniffer dogs to examine Mrs Rhodes' car, which was found at the sanctuary and they discovered evidence of a dead body on the back seat.
"We are very unhappy that the police seem to have treated it as a missing person case and not as a crime," she said.
"As a result, her house was not closed off for a proper investigation and vial time was lost in looking for her."
Peter Kalotai, from the Hungarian Embassy in London, said there was no evidence of murder and Hungarian police were treating it as a missing person's case.
He said they were treating the case seriously, as police had set up a four-man investigation special unit, as well as offering a £3,000 reward for anyone with any information.
A Foreign Office spokeswoman confirmed Mrs Rhodes was reported missing in September 2008, the Metropolitan Police had been contacted and their Mutual Legal Assistance Team was providing a family liaison.
She said: "Full consular assistance has been provided to the family. Staff at the Embassy in Hungary are in contact with the Hungarian authorities."http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/hungary/4568832/British-animal-welfare...