Khashoggi corpse went down the drains

Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in London on March 7

Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in London on March 7

The fiancee of slain Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi has expressed "shock and sadness" over unconfirmed reports suggesting that his body may have been dissolved with chemicals.

Saud al-Qahtani, a top aide for Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, is one of the fall guys as Riyadh tries to stem worldwide outrage at Khashoggi's death.

"A team of 15 men can not come to Turkey to kill a Saudi citizen without orders", he said, adding that "the people who killed Khashoggi received instructions from someone".

Samples taken from the drains at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul showed traces of acid, pro-government daily Sabah said, without quoting sources.

"It would appear, according to the source that during that two week period, acid was used to dispose of the dismembered body of Jamal Khashoggi", Al Jazeera's Andrew Simmons said, adding that the residence was searched by Turkish investigators two weeks after the killing.

Khashoggi went missing on October 2 after entering the consulate to obtain documents for marriage procedures.

His body has not been found.

There may be no remains of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi's "dissolved" body and Turkish officials are calling for an Islamic prayer for the murdered, Middle East Eye, citing Turkish sources, reported on Thursday.

Speaking ahead of his departure for France to attend commemorations to mark the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I, Erdoğan said Saudi Arabia knows the killer of Jamal Khashoggi is among a group of 15 people who arrived in Turkey one day ahead of the October 2 killing.

The men were identified as Ahmed Abdulaziz al Jonabi and Khaled Yahya al Zahrani, with the official saying they arrived in Turkey as part of an 11-person team sent to carry out the inspections with Turkish officials.

The bill would come as a huge blow for Saudi who just last Monday launched a project to build the country's first nuclear research reactor.

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