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Police not convinced by Syrian suspect’s story behind Russian women’s murder

Police investigating the recent double murder of two Russian women at a holiday home in mountainous Kato Amiandos are not convinced by the Syrian suspect’s story or motives.

And they believe that an unidentified man and two wanted Syrian labour workers seem to be the missing pieces in the puzzle.

The Syrian man, aged 32, is in police custody on suspicion of premeditated double murder after he admitted to committing the crime and showing authorities where he had buried the bodies.

The two women, Alraeesi Khaiat, 43, and Mariia Gazibagandova, 33, arrived in Cyprus some months ago as tourists and lived in coastal Larnaca. One of the two is a Syrian with a Russian passport.

They were reported missing on November 17, and police believe the Syrian suspect who has Cypriot nationality and is married and a father of two did not act alone. But he refuses to name his accomplice.

The assumption arises from CCTV data showing an unknown man in the co-driver’s seat of his car on the day of his return from the holiday home where the murder had taken place to Limassol.

He told investigators the man was a hitchhiker and that he does not even remember his name.

At the same time, two Syrian workers who seem to have been the diggers of the hole in the home’s yard where the dead women were buried are wanted for questioning.

Their testimony could be very significant in the ongoing investigations, police said.


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