News Local Reports: Mitsero mine woman 'was killed elsewhere'

Reports: Mitsero mine woman ‘was killed elsewhere’

Police believe that a woman whose body was found in an abandoned mine shaft in Mitsero on Sunday was murdered elsewhere and her body then dumped in the shaft, Phileleftheros reported on Tuesday.

A post-mortem on Monday did not determine the exact cause of death. Police investigators and state pathologists believe that the victim – whose hands and feet were tied with plastic cord  and whose body was wrapped in a sheet — is a relatively young Asian woman, the newspaper said.

Police spokesman Andreas Angelides told CyBC on Tuesday morning that a priority is identifying the victim and whether the woman was on the list of individuals reported missing.

Police are also waiting on the results of scientific tests following the post-mortem. Police investigators are combing the area and statements have been taken, he added.

The victim was spotted by two German tourists who were photographing the abandoned mine.

Phileleftheros says that police are examining the possibility the perpetrators knew the mine well and the fact that there is a 20 metre deep well at the specific spot.

The body was found in an advanced state of decomposition because it had been in the  water. There has been no official word as to how long it had been in the shaft but according to Phileleftheros estimates vary from three months to three years.

Police on Monday combed the area for clues relating to the crime but according to Phileleftheros nothing was found.

Fire fighters went back down the shaft where the victim was found and found evidence relating to the body, the paper added.

Police have been going through the list of the 32 women still on list of individuals reported missing in Cyprus. Of the 32, three are Cypriot and the remaining 29 are non-Cypriot.

Police note the victim may never have been reported missing.

 

https://in-cyprus.com/32-women-still-missing-in-cyprus-since-1990/

 

 

.

 

Top Stories

Five new corona virus cases detected out of 2,581 tests

According to the Epidemiological Surveillance Unit of the Ministry of Health 5 new cases of the SARS-CoV-II virus were detected out of a total...

Ministry of Interior on obtaining a Special Entry Permit to the Republic of Cyprus

The Ministry of Interior announced that the requirement for obtaining a Special Entry Permit to the Republic of Cyprus applies only to persons coming...

Measures taken at Cyprus’ airports to reduce passenger congestion

A number of measures were decided on Monday in order to avoid passenger congestion observed at the airports, Yiannis Karousos, Minister of Transport, Communications...

New yellow alert for extremely high temperatures for Tuesday

Yet another yellow alert for extremely high temperatures for Tuesday issued – in effect from 1pm to 5pm. Temperatures are expected to rise to 40°C,...

Mother who killed 12-year-old son in 2019 acquitted by way of insanity

The 40-year-old woman who stabbed her 12-year-old son to death in August 2019 was found innocent by way of insanity and was acquitted by...

Taste

Octopus ‘Kathisto’ (or Octopus braised in Wine)

Ingredients: 1/2 cup Greek extra virgin olive oil 2 medium onions, chopped fine 1 large octopus, about 2kg (cleaned and kept whole) 3/4 cup dry red wine 1/3 cup...

Homemade lemonade

Ingredients: 1 cup lemon juice 1 cup sugar Method: Thoroughly wash the lemons with soap and warm water. Roll each lemon with the palm of your hand, pressing...

‘Striftaria’ mini cheese pies

Ingredients 1 ½ cup milk 2 tbsps. flour 4 tsps. of butter 3 eggs, slightly beaten + 1 extra with 1 tbs. of milk for spreading 1 pack of...

Mini potato canapes baked on salt

Ingredients Serves: 12 1kg small Cypriot potatoes rock salt, as needed 250g salted butter 300ml full fat cremé frâiche 1 pot cod or salmon roe Method Prep:20min › Cook:35min › Ready in:55min Take...