The announcement was made on Saudi state TV in the middle of the night – 17 days after the Saudi journalist was last seen going into the compound.
The kingdom says there was a brawl and Khashoggi died. US President Donald Trump says he finds that explanation “credible” but many politicians in the US and around the world are sceptical.
Turkish security sources have a different story.
They say Khashoggi was tortured, murdered and his body dismembered.
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