Fallout continues after murder of Bulgarian upmarket fashion house owner

Fallout continues after murder of Bulgarian upmarket fashion house owner

Sofia, January 11, 2016/Independent Balkan News Agency

Police are pursuing several lines of inquiry into the murder of Agressia men’s upmarket fashion house owner Alexander Antov but have declined to give details, as reports emerged that the murder was likely the work of professionals.

Antov was found dead around midnight on January 8 after talking his dog for a walk in the woods near the family home in Sofia’s Bistritsa neighbourhood. His family reported him missing after the dog came home unaccompanied.

While initially police declined to say whether Antov’s death was a suspected murder or suicide, the Interior Ministry later confirmed that a murder investigation had been opened. Media reports said that a forensic examination had established that Antov had died from two shots fired from behind him into his neck.