Kathy Schweitzer – do they know who murdered her?

June 21, 2009 by Henry Benjamin
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NSW detectives will shortly name a person “of interest” in their bid to solve the murder of Kathy Schweitzer.

Kathy Schweitzer

Kathy Schweitzer

The 81-yr-old Holocaust survivor’s body was found in a wheely bin in the corridor of her fifth floor apartment in Sydney’s Bellevue Hill.

The inquest into her death is expected to start next month.

Kathy Schweitzer was found strangled in the wheely bin on December 27, 2006. The Hungarian-born victim had worked as an accountant for a high profile community family but had no children. Her money has been left to Jewish charities.

46-year-old Elvira Drubetsky has run the Bellevue Tailor clothing alteration shop in Bellevue Hill for the last sixeen years and was considered almost family by Katherine Schweitzer.

Drubetsky told J-Wire at the time of the murder: “She would visit my shop almost every week, coming in usually late on a Saturday afternoon when she knew we were quiet so that we could spend time together. She was always very positive and cheerful but did admit to not enjoying the loneliness of her life.

She had been very focussed on the security of the building but it wan not just the physical aspect of the building itself. Word has spread through our small village community here that she was concerned about carers taking advantage over lonely residents of Tiffany…and there are many of them.

She never talked about her past life and her disposition was always cheery. She never let a visit pass without giving me a little hug. She was like family both to myself and my father Yuri who also worked in the shop.”

A motive for her killing has not yet been established.

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