A Zaka van at a murder scene in Israel
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Jerusalem Police have arrested a suspect in the stabbing death of a 27-year-old man, more than a month after the murder occurred.

Police believe that Yozef Buzgalo was killed by Abraham Schnitzler, a boarder in his parents' home, in the wake of a personal conflict between the two.

According to the charges, Schnitzler sent Buzgalo a note asking him to meet during the Simchat Torah holiday on September 30. Schnitzler, who was accompanied by a friend when Buzgalo arrived, allegedly stabbed the victim once with a knife.

The stabbing yielded serious wounds and Buzgalo was pronounced dead shortly upon arrival at the Sha'arei Zedek Medical Center in Jerusalem.

Police could not find the murder weapon at the scene of the crime, but five days later were tipped off by a civilian who found the bloody knife a day before in a garbage can about a kilometer away.

Garbage collectors happened to be on strike the day the weapon was discovered, so police had no trouble tracing and retrieving the knife from the can. The suspect was arrested after his DNA was found on the knife. His remand has been extended by three days.

Schnitzler has maintained the right to remain silent over the course of the investigation thus far. He has expressed no remorse for the crime, according to a senior police official.

Police are still searching for Schnitzler's friend, Moshe Lecker.