Body Double Wearing Khashoggi’s Clothes Apparently Part Of Hit Squad

A Turkish police officer opens the door of Saudi Consul's residence on October 17, 2018 in Istanbul. - Saudi Arabia's consul in Istanbul, Mohammed al-Otaibi, left on October 16, 2018 the Turkish city bound for Riyadh... A Turkish police officer opens the door of Saudi Consul's residence on October 17, 2018 in Istanbul. - Saudi Arabia's consul in Istanbul, Mohammed al-Otaibi, left on October 16, 2018 the Turkish city bound for Riyadh on a scheduled flight, reports said, as Turkey prepared to search his residence in the probe into the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. (Photo by OZAN KOSE / AFP) (Photo credit should read OZAN KOSE/AFP/Getty Images) MORE LESS
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October 22, 2018 7:50 am
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A member of the 15-man assassination squad suspected of killing journalist Jamal Khashoggi in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul was captured on camera wearing the writer’s clothes, a fake beard and glasses the day he was slain in an apparent attempt to be a body double.

According to a Monday CNN report, Turkish officials said that the impersonator was Mustafa al-Madani, who was sent to Istanbul to pose as the journalist due to their similar heights and builds.

“You don’t need a body double for a rendition or an interrogation,” the official told CNN. “Our assessment has not changed since October 6. This was a premeditated murder and the body was moved out of the consulate.”

“Khashoggi’s clothes were probably still warm when Madani put them on,” the official added.

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