3 Year Old Identifies Past Life Murderer

A 3-year-old boy belonging to the Druze ethnic group has solved his past life murder mystery. The Druze strongly believe in reincarnation and were shocked after seeing what the little boy did. In Israel, the Druze primarily live in an area known as the Golan Heights which is adjacent to Syria. The 3-year-old claimed that he was born in Syria and was killed by his neighbor.

Golan heights Boy

The boy whose name was never disclosed was born with a red birthmark on his head. Like many other cultures, the Druze believe that such marks come from the previous birth. When children of this age claim to know about their previous lives, the claims are taken seriously and efforts are made to visit the place where the child had lived in his previous life. The boy claimed to know things from his past life and said that he lived in a village where he was murdered with an ax.

A group decided to visit the boy’s previous life birthplace along with the boy. The group that accompanied the boy included a man named Eli Lasch. Eli Lasch, MD was a physician in Israel who worked as a senior consultant in coordination with health services in the Gaza Strip. He had a keen interest in this case.

The boy was taken to 2 villages where he denied having any connection with. He recognized the third village and said he lived there all his life before being killed by his neighbor. The boy remembered all names of the village people including his own and that of the killer. After disclosing his previous birth name, the villagers confirmed about a man of that name missing since 4 years.


The group went through the village and at one point the boy pointed out this past life house. Curious bystanders gathered around and suddenly the boy walked up to a man and called him by name. The man acknowledged that the boy correctly named him and the boy then said:

“I used to be your neighbor. We had a fight and you killed me with an ax.”

Dr. Lasch then observed that this man’s face suddenly became white as a sheet.  The 3-year-old than stated:

“I even know where he buried my body.”

The boy then led the group, which included the accused murderer, into fields that were located nearby. The boy stopped in front of a pile of stones and reported:

“He buried my body under these stones and the ax over there.”

Excavation at the spot under the stones revealed the skeleton of an adult man wearing the clothes of a farmer and on the skull, a linear split in the skull was observed, which was consistent with an ax wound.

On seeing this, the killer accepted the crime but was not handed over to the Police. Dr. Lash suggested a suitable punishment for the murderer and the punishment is still not known.

This story is also featured in German therapist, Trutz Hardo’s book “Children Who Have Lived Before. The book has stories of children who remembered their past birth stories. The stories have been included after accurate verifications.

Overall, this case lacks lots of evidentiary details. The name of the 3-year-old boy, the victim, and the murderer were never disclosed. Dr. Eli Lasch died in 2009, after which the case could not be investigated further.

This still is a fascinating story, yet a mystery just like other reincarnation stories.

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