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Motive of double murder of two Russian women still under question

Even though a second suspect in connection with the double murder of two Russian women in mountainous Kato Amiandos is now also in remand investigators feel there are still crucial missing pieces to the puzzle.

To start with, the motive of the 32-year-old Syrian main suspect who seems to have confessed to the brutal crime is still under question, Philenews reported on Monday citing insiders.

On Sunday, a second Syrian man, aged 30, was remanded for eight days after he appeared before Limassol district court without a lawyer and saying he was willing to cooperate with authorities. He has also admitted he lied in his initial statement.

Dead are Alraeesi Khaiat, 43 and Mariia Gazibagandova, 33, who arrived in Cyprus as tourists, one at the beginning of summer, the other almost two months ago.

The two women were reported missing from their Larnaca residence on November 17 and discivered dead a week later.

On Tuesday, the main suspect will appear before court for the renewal of his remand order. He reportedly told police he shot the two women with a hunting rifle after he heard them scoffing at him.

Both women’s bodies were found buried in the garden of the cottage where the Syrian worked on a construction project. The holiday home belongs to a Nicosia couple who had given him the key for it.


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