News Local Mitsero murders: Suspect remanded for two days for third case

Mitsero murders: Suspect remanded for two days for third case

A Greek Cypriot army officer was remanded in custody for another two days on Thursday as police investigate the murder of Marricar Valdez Arguila from the Philipppines who was reported missing on December 13, 2017.

The suspect is already in custody for the murder of two other women from the Philippines while police are still looking for the daughter of the first victim who was reported missing with her mother in May 2018.

The police investigator told the court that police had investigated the disappearance of Arguila in February 2018 after her employer contacted the authorities, with no result. No body has been found.

He said that on Tuesday police found testimony that the suspect had met the victim on December 13, 2017 — the day of her disappearance.

The suspect had admitted to meeting the victim and made several allegations which are being investigated, the court heard.  Five statements have been taken and another 60 will be taken, while the suspect’s home and cars will be searched.

Contact has also been made with Interpol in the Philippines.

The suspect, who appeared in court without a lawyer, said he did not object to the remand order. Asked whether he had something to add, he replied: “No”.

The hearing will continue on Saturday.

Meanwhile authorities aim today to complete their search of an abandoned mine shaft in Mitsero where the bodies of two women were found.

So far,  95% of the 130 metre deep mine shaft has been searched with robotic cameras.  Nothing suspicious has been found.

They are also due tomorrow to resume a search of a lake at Xyliatou where the suspect has told police he dumped the body of the six year old daughter of the first victim after she died.

The search has been hindered by low visibility and the difficult topography and a specialist diver is being brought in to help the effort, using equipment used to repair ships at sea.

Read more

https://in-cyprus.com/35-year-old-officer-re-arrested-for-third-murder/

 

 

Top Stories

Interior Ministry replies to private colleges about new criteria for foreign students

In reply to an announcement by the Union of Private Higher Education Schools, the Interior Ministry said that one would expect that the union...

Holy Synod decides to recognize autocephalous of Church of Ukraine

The difference among bishops regarding the recognition of the Independence of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine became evident when the issue was put to...

Tatar: 300 G/Cs apply to the “immobile property commission”

The opening of Varosha will continue until every square meter is open, new Turkish Cypriot leader Ersin Tatar said during an interview with Turkiye...

Government to receive almost 2 million euros from COVID fines

The government received almost two million euros in recent months due to violations of the measures for COVID-19. Of course, this money has not...

Cyprus records 1,400 cases of violence against women this year, so far

On the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women on Wednesday, police said a total of 1,400 such cases were reported in...

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...