On Sunday, police went to check on his home in Velka Maca, 65 kilometers (40 miles) east of the Slovak capital Bratislava, after his girlfriend's mother said she hadn't heard from her daughter since Thursday.
Gaspar said the killings "likely have something to do with his investigative activities".
Making the story more explosive, Sme said two Italian businessmen with possible ties to the mafia operating in Slovakia did business with a senior adviser to Prime Minister Robert Fico and through her to officials from Fico's leftist Smer-Social Democracy party.
The EU can not accept it if a journalist is murdered over his work, EP President Antonio Tajani said, calling on Slovak authorities to thoroughly investigate the case.
Jan Kuciak, 27, reported on tax evasion and fraud among Slovak businesses, including people connected to the Slovak governing party, Smer.
"We are shocked and terrified by news that Ján Kuciak and his fiancée were probably victims of a vicious execution", Ringier Axel Springer, the publisher for which Kuciak worked, told The Washington Post in a statement.
Aktuality's publisher Axel Springer condemned what it called the "cruel assassination" of its journalist, and Slovakia's leaders promised to bring those responsible for the killings to justice.
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"We categorically reject any connection with this tragedy", they said in a statement.
Kuciak used to write for the Aktuality.sk news website and his last published article also addressed the opaque property transfers in the Five Star Residence, Bratislava, in which Kocner and businessman Ladislav Basternak are allegedly involved.
Kuciak had been receiving threats against him and his family.
"We have to find those who did it as soon as possible and ensure the safety of all journalists", President Andrej Kiska said, via Deutsche Welle.
The Slovak government offered €1 million for help in solving the murder case, which would be investigated by a special team of prosecutors, intelligence agents and members of Mr Kalinak's interior ministry staff, Mr Fico said. Investigative reporter and blogger Daphne Caruana Galizia was murdered in Malta on 16 October 2017.
"What Russians and Italians have been doing... particularly connected with European funds has been under-reported, and Jan had his teeth into one of those stories".
Kocner previous year threatened to "spread dirt" about Kuciak and his family after the journalist reported he sold a flat in another luxury housing complex in the capital, Bonaparte, where his neighbor was Prime Minister Robert Fico, the Smer leader.
Kuciak is the second investigative reporter murdered in the European Union in recent months.
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Similarly, the wider Nifty50 of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) edged lower during the day's trade session. Market breadth was negative with 1,169 stocks closing higher compared to 1539 stocks ending in the red.
The rise in growth in the construction sector to 6.8% is very good news , as it is one of the main sources of jobs for the masses. Also, the financial fraud of Rs 11500 crore that hit the state run-Punjab National Bank has put a shadow on all state-run banks.
That's the number of Pennsylvania counties with more than one congressional district under the state Supreme Court's new map. They're now appealing to two federal courts in an attempt to get the state Supreme Court's congressional map overturned.
Blizzard is now testing new Overwatch character Brigitte Lindholm , the goddaughter of existing character Reinhardt Wilhelm. Arming herself with a shield and flail, Brigitte has prepared herself to fight alongside her heroes in the battlefield.
On its most recent investors call, Fitbit teased a brand new smartwatch , which it claimed would have "mass appeal". First off, the Fitbit Blaze 2 will run the same Fitbit OS software that's now running in the Ionic smartwatch.
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As a result of this investigation, prosecutors have announced that additional charges against the governor are possible. Twelve House Republicans in Missouri have joined the ranks of lawmakers by calling on Governor Eric Greitens to resign.
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In the wake of Ensa Cosby's death, Bill Cosby could ask to postpone the pretrial hearing or wave his right to be in court for it. The 80-year-old comedian's retrial is expected in April , with jury selection starting in later March.