Police have not managed a breakthrough even after three days of interrogation of a 32-year-old Syrian man who is the main suspect in the case of two missing and presumed killed Russian women.
The two women, Alraeesi Khaiat, 43, and Mariia Gazibagandova, 33, who were staying together in Larnaca are missing since November 17. Another man, aged 23 and also a Syrian, is being sought by police in connection with the case.
Stains of blood matching that of one of the two women were found in a home in mountainous Kato Amiandos where the suspect was carrying out construction work.
He had the key to the home which belongs to a Nicosia couple, police also said.
The suspect apparently had spent time with the two women at the house and blood was also found on a mini excavator being used in the construction work.
The man claims to have paid €2,500 to the women for sexual relations for the week but took the credit card, an ID card and a mobile phone from them as insurance.
The credit card belonging to one of the two women was in the possession of the 32-year-old and had been used at a petrol station and a supermarket during the time of their disappearance.
The two women were in Cyprus on tourist visas, one arrived at the beginning of summer and the other about six weeks ago.