1. A man claims Karen Ristevski’s husband made “chilling” comments before her death.
— 7 News Melbourne (@7NewsMelbourne) July 17, 2017
A man has accused the husband of murdered Melbourne woman Karen Ristevski of making “chilling” comments in the months leading up to her disappearance.
In a 7 News exclusive, a man claims he first met Borce Ristevksi – who police have named as their primary suspect in the case – through a mutual friend in South East Asia in March last year.
Mr Ristevski was reportedly travelling to the region to buy clothes for the boutique the family ran in Melbourne.
“The first time I met him… he sent shivers down my spine,” the man, who has chosen to stay anonymous, told 7 News.
“I asked him a few questions… if he was married and that, he didn’t reply back to me. I found that a bit weird.”
But it was another comment Mr Ristevski allegedly made to him that reportedly made the man go to police when he heard news of Ms Ristevski’s death.
The man claims Mr Ristevski said, “this is a good place to get rid of somebody” while the pair were catching up over a few drinks.
“It’s not like something you say to someone you’ve just met,” the unnamed man said.
“There was something eating me up inside saying I should report it to police.”
Police have confirmed they are investigating the man’s claims, according to 7 News.
Ms Ristevski, 47, was reported missing on June 30, 2016, after her husband last saw her at their Avondale Heights home.