Report: Khashoggi’s Remains Found in Saudi Consul’s Home

Security personnel guard Saudi Arabia’s Consulate in Istanbul, Tuesday. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)

Body parts of murdered Turkish journalist Jamal Khashoggi have been found, according to a report on Sky News Tuesday.

One source also said that Khashoggi’s remains were discovered in the garden of the Saudi consul general’s home.

It comes after Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said earlier Tuesday that Khashoggi’s body had not been found and demanded Saudi officials reveal its whereabouts.

Erdogan said: “Why has the body of someone who was officially said to be killed not been found yet?”

There was also no mention of an alleged audio recording that the Turkish authorities claim to have of Khashoggi’s death that supposedly confirms he was tortured, killed and dismembered.

The Turkish president gave no specific details on how the 59-year-old was killed, but said his death was planned days in advance by Saudi officials.

He said Turkish investigators had evidence the Saudi journalist was the victim of a premeditated “savage murder” by a 15-man hit squad.

The apparent discovery of Khashoggi’s remains – and Erdogan’s version of events based on what he described as “new evidence and information” – both contradict Saudi Arabia’s explanation for his death.