News Local Authorities end search in Xyliatou, continue in Mitsero

Authorities end search in Xyliatou, continue in Mitsero

The search for the missing six year old daughter of a 38 year old Filipino woman who was murdered by a 35 year old National Guard officer, as well as other possible victims resumed on two fronts on Sunday.

The search in Xyliatos dam terminated earlier on Sunday afternoon, with no result.

Philenews reports that the suspect had told police that he threw the body of the six year old in a lake near the dam. They are now considering the possibility that he tried to distract them.

Authorities will continue searching the Mitsero mine area tomorrow. The fire service has said that the over 100-metre deep mine shaft is difficult to access due to the way it is constructed. It has been also reported that the water there water contains toxic chemicals. Cameras and special equipment were used on Sunday.

In a voluntary statement he gave to police on Saturday, the 35 year old admitted to killing two women and the six year old girl. He said that he met the women on Badoo.

The identity of the second body has not been established. In his statement the suspect said that his second victim is a woman from the Philippines who has been missing since July 2018.

He was remanded for a further six days on Sunday to facilitate investigations into the discovery of the body of the second woman. Earlier his lawyer had withdrawn from representing him.

Vigil in memory of murdered women

The Federation of Filipino Organisations in Cyprus (FFOC) held a silent vigil prayer in memory of the murdered women on Sunday afternoon at the Iona Nikolaou (CYTA) park.

More than 300 people attended the vigil. Among them were members of the Filipino community of Cyprus, other citizens and politicians.

Read more:

https://in-cyprus.com/wrapup-mitsero-mine-case/

 

Top Stories

No articulated lorries on highways, main roads on Sundays

    Police have prohibited articulated lorries from the highways and main roads tomorrow and on July 19 and 26 in an attempt to ease Sunday...

19 year old woman critical after road collision

    A 19 year old woman is in critical condition in hospital after a collision between two cars on the Limassol-Platres road a little before...

A scorcher today, temperatures to hit 41 C inland

    Saturday will be a scorcher with temperatures hitting 41 C inland and extreme high temperature in force  from 11 am until 5 pm. There will...

‘A free man’: Trump commutes longtime adviser Roger Stone’s prison sentence

  President Donald Trump commuted the sentence of his longtime friend and adviser Roger Stone on Friday, sparing him from prison after he was convicted...

U.S. sets record for new COVID cases third day in a row at over 69,000

  New cases of COVID-19 rose by over 69,000 across the United States on Friday, according to a Reuters tally, setting a record for the...

Taste

Moungra

Moungra is a traditional Cypriot mezze which consists in cauliflower pickled in fermented bread dough and typically served as an appetizer or meze. It...

Cheesy Eggplant Rolls

Ingredients 4 Eggplants 2 tbsp olive oil 1 chopped onion, 2 grated carrots 1 garlic clove (sliced) ¾ of the cup finely chopped canned tomato, ½ ts sugar 1 ts oregano 2 tbsp...

Black eyed peas with chard (Louvia me laxana)

Ingredients: 2 cups black eyed peas small lemon (juice) + 1 tsp lemon zest 1 bunch Cypriot chards olive oil & lemon for serving salt & pepper Method: Step 1 Put the...

How to make triandafillo ice cream, by UK Cypriot chef Loulla Astin

  Just in time for the scorching heat, UK Cypriot chef Loulla Astin has shared her recipe for refreshing triantafillo ice cream -- or as...