Riyadh does not know the location of dissident Jamal Khashoggi’s body, despite having detained the Saudi team that murdered him, a high-ranking foreign affairs official in the kingdom said in an interview broadcast.
The dissident journalist was dismembered after his murder on October 2 in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul but his remains have yet to be found.
Adel al-Jubeir, Saudi minister of State for foreign affairs, said the murder was carried out by Saudi officials ‘acting outside their scope of authority’ and that 11 people have been charged with the crime.
But asked where Khashoggi’s body is, he told, ‘We don’t know’.
Mr. Jubeir said the public prosecutor responsible for the case had sought evidence from Turkey but had received no response.