A man accused of murdering his missing partner has been jailed for life with a minimum of 22 years in prison.
Kamil Ranoszek, aged 42, reported his partner Ilona Golabek as missing on 11 November 2021, at around 11pm.
A missing person inquiry was initially launched and in the following days Ranoszek was spoken with by our officers.
Officers carried out a search of the couple’s home in Wormgate, Boston, and located jars hidden in a cupboard. The jars contained fabric which appeared to be tinged with blood.
Although Ilona’s body had not been recovered, a murder inquiry was launched and at 3.11pm, on 20 November, Ranoszek was arrested by officers on suspicion of murder. He was subsequently charged, in spite of no body being recovered.
Extensive searches were carried out by specially trained officers, both on land and in the river Witham.
The body of missing Ilona Golabek was recovered from Witham Way Country Park in Boston on Saturday 19 February 2022. Officers attended the Tattershall Road Park after receiving a report that suspected human remains had been located.
Forensic examination and excavation was carried out over a number of days in the park.
Detective Inspector Andy McWatt said: “Our thoughts are with Ilona’s family.
“This was a complex investigation in which we had a murder inquiry but had not recovered the body of Ilona.
“A forensic examination was carried out at the Wormgate property, and a substantial amount of blood was found in and around the sofa in the lounge.
“There was also heavy blood staining around the bath and evidence of recent cleaning having taken place within the bathroom, which was significantly cleaner than the rest of the house.
"This led us to believe that Ilona has died at this address. Despite the efforts made to destroy evidence the painstaking examination of the property by CSI, using specialist techniques, coupled with outstanding analysis of both router and cell site evidence, the jury was able to swiftly and confidently convict Ranozek of this horrendous and brutal murder.”
Ranozek pleaded not guilty to murder at a previous court hearing. He was sentenced after a three-week trial at Lincoln Crown Court.
Lincolnshire Police is committed to tackling violence against women and girls, as part of a new national framework launched in December, 2021.
It sets out actions for every police force in England and Wales, designed to make all women and girls feel safer.