News Local Mitsero murders: Search continues for serial killer's victims

Mitsero murders: Search continues for serial killer’s victims

A search will continue today at Kokkini Limni (Red Lake) in Mitsero and Memi Lake in Xyliatou for the bodies of two victims of a self-confessed serial killer.

Search parties are looking for the body of a 30 year old woman from the Philippines in the toxic Kokkini Limni and for the body of a six year old girl at Memi Lake.

A Greek Cypriot army officer has reportedly confessed to killing five women and two children. He is currently in police custody and is due back in court tomorrow for a renewal of his remand.

Five bodies have so far been recovered – of a mother and daughter from Kokkini Limni, as well as of two women from an abandoned mine shaft and of a woman from a dry well in Orounta firing range.

The search –using divers, robotic cameras and sonar equipment – has been hampered by low visibility and mud.

An additional problem with the west side of Kokkini Limni is that there may be shells from National Guard exercises held in the area in the past and divers need to be extra careful.

Fire chief Markos Trangolas told Radio Active that there were a large number of items on the west side of the lake which complicate divers’ efforts. The fire service has also contacted the National Guard for information regarding to possibility of shells.

In Kokkini Limni, there is a lot of mud and authorities are hoping to use mechanical means to facilitate the effort.

State surveyors will meanwhile help search parties in the demarcation of ‘critical areas’ in Memi Lake, based on the findings of the sonar survey.

Yesterday,  four divers took turns combing the lake, including close to where a cement block was found last week, but with no success.

The 35 year old suspect has told police he put the bodies in suitcases, attached to cement blocks and threw them in Kokkini Limni.

The first cement block was found in a suitcase with the body of a victim, while the second was found close to where the second suitcase with the body of an eight year old girl was found.

Read more

https://in-cyprus.com/mitsero-murders-new-plan-for-the-red-lake/

 

Top Stories

Greece makes representations over latest Turkish navtex

  Greece has made official representations to Ankara over its latest illegal maritime advisories, involving exploration in the Greek continental shelf off the island of...

Paphos supermarket employee fails to deliver 186 thousand in till money

  Police in Paphos are investigating a case of theft by a 53 year old employee of a major supermarket chain. According to a police report,...

Asia becomes second region to exceed 10m coronavirus cases

  Asia surpassed 10 million infections of the new coronavirus, the second-heaviest regional toll in the world, according to a Reuters tally, as cases continue...

Set your clocks-go back an hour tomorrow for the winter time

  Clocks go back an hour tomorrow for the winter time, though it still doesn't really feel like winter, mostly weather wise. At four tomorrow morning,...

Dozens of Covid charges as authorities intensify checks

  Police charged 34 individuals and 7 people with various offences connected to violations of relevant decrees against the spread of the coronavirus over the...

Taste

Squash soup

Ingredients: 1 kg pumpkin, cut into small cubes, approximately 5 cups 2 medium (400g) sweet potatoes, cut into cubes, approximately 2 ½ cups 1 chopped leek, only...

Mezedes

No visit to Cyprus is complete without enjoying the traditional meal of many small dishes known as ‘meze’. This large feast, which has been a...

Prawns with fried cheese, barley shaped pasta

Put the barley shaped pasta into a small pan with salted water, bring to a boil and when tender, drain. Peal the prawns leaving...

Salmon and shrimp sheftalies

Mix all ingredients for tabbouli in a bowl and keep to one side so flavours can combine. Prepare the sheftalies: wash and soak the casing...