FBI Searches For Body Of Missing Translator

Police and FBI investigators are digging for the body of a federal court translator who disappeared from her Brooklyn home in 2007.

Federal investigators say a cadaver dog led them to Surf Avenue in Sea Gate while searching for the remains of Irina Malezhik.

The property there belongs to a couple who is accused of stealing the missing woman's identity.

"The search is being conducted for the remains of Irina Malezhik a Russian language federal court translator who mysteriously disappeared on October 15, 2007 after leaving her Brighton Beach co-op," said FBI spokesman David Schaefer.

The day Malezhik disappeared, police say Dimitry Yakovlev and Julia Yakovlev cashed thousands of dollars of checks in her name.

The couple was arrested last month and charged with identity theft.

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