Police says 23-year-old IT specialist searched ‘suicide methods’ before death

Tamar Bachaliashvili was found dead in her own car on July 22. Photo: Bachaliashvili’s Facebook page.

Agenda.ge, 06 Aug 2020 - 11:41, Tbilisi,Georgia

The Georgian Interior Ministry has released an interim report on the death of 23-year-old IT specialist Tamar Bachaliashvili which says that Bachaliashvili visited Facebook’s help section - ’What will happen to my Facebook account if I pass away?’ and googled ‘best methods for suicide’ before death. 

The ministry made the statement following a search of Bachaliashvili’s laptop. 

The ministry says that some of the medications found in Bachaliashvili’s car match the medicines she googled a day before she went missing, on July 17. 

The ministry also stated that a handwriting which was found in Bachaliashvili's car also belonged to the deceased girl. 

The one sentence on the paper said that 'there is money on my bank account and use it.'

The ministry said that Bachaliashvili's saving in one of the banks amounted to 75,000 GEL. 

Bachaliashvili's mother says that she does not trust the investigation and demanded the involvement of the US FBI.

She claims that files in her daughter's laptop were deleted. 

Georgian Prime Minister Giorgi Gakharia stated that he is ready to meet with the Bachaliashvili family after the investigation is over as he 'trusts and respects' Georgia's state institutions.

The Interior Ministry says that they are looking into the activities of IT company Zeg where Bachaliashvili had worked since 2017. 

The company says it works exclusively for the US. 

The central department of Georgia’s Interior Ministry is investigating the death of Bachaliashvili. 

Bachaliashvili, who received her degree in IT technologies in France, was found dead in her own car on July 22 after a five-day search.

The Georgian Interior Ministry reported that ‘no injuries, wounds or other traces of violence’ were found on the body of Bachaliashvili.

The ministry says that an autopsy is likely to provide an answer as to the reason behind her death.