The name of the man in the picture is Ilgonis Losāns. The 56-year-old man from Riga lived in the Voleru area, in a small garden hut without electricity or sewage. A woman named Zenta often visited him.
Less than two months ago, on December 8, both people lost their lives in a fire. The shack burned to the ground and the firefighters found the remains of the occupants there, in the paint.
A couple of months before his death, relatives gave Ilgoni a white baby carriage to make it easier for the 2nd group disabled person to move around. The walking aid proved to be important even after the death of the owner. Namely, the relative, while watching the “Degpunktā” broadcast on December 8, saw the gifted cart in the footage and realized that an accident had happened to Ilgoni.
It turns out that what was seen in the plot was the only information available to the family about the fate of the relative. The police were not able to identify the body and the call to the relatives was missed. Imanta and other family members decided to find out the truth and the next day appealed to the Bolderāja police station with a demand to bury Ilgoni.
Ilgonis’s relative – his mother’s brother Vitaliis – already submitted a genetic test to prove the truth, but the results did not show kinship. Imanta and relatives are in despair – there are only a few days left until the deceased will be laid to rest anonymously at the expense of the municipality.
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The situation is wretched, admits sworn lawyer Jānis Berovskis. At this point, the recommended course of action on the part of the family might be to fight for an extension of the investigation. Then it might be possible to repeat the genetic test.
For the time being, the police are still preparing an answer about the specific situation and what options are available to the remaining relatives of Ilgoņi.