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Third investigation indicates strangling, not suicide, the cause of 2005 death of soldier

The findings of the third investigation on the circumstances leading to the death of national guardsman Thanasis Nicolaou in 2005 will be handed to the Republic’s Attorney General on Thursday.

And it will clearly say that strangling, not suicide, was the cause of death of the young man whose family is seeking justice for the past 17 years.

This is what Philenews reported on Wednesday citing insiders who also said that all possibilities will remain open.

To start with, police in Cyprus had launched investigations into an unnatural death after attributing it to a fall from a bridge and ignored information indicating – as loud as can be – foul play.

The result is that the possible murderers and/or moral perpetrators were never investigated or prosecuted.

It took 17 years and the exhumation of his remains to confirm what his mother had been screaming since the first day of his death on September 29, 2005. She was certain someone had murdered her son.

A bone of a few centimeters, the hyoid, had pointed the finger the first time to criminal act behind the death. And a third investigation carried out on the case will now clearly record that it is a criminal act – specifically strangling.

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