Cyprus police chief: women’s murders ‘unprecedented’ crime
NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Cyprus’ police chief says the discovery of two dead female bodies down an abandoned mineshaft and the disappearance of the six year-old daughter of one of the victims are “unprecedented” in the east Mediterranean island nation’s history.
Zacharias Chrysostomou said Monday an ongoing murder probe will be conducted “meticulously” so that the case is airtight when presented in court.
The suspect in the killings, a 35 year-old Greek Cypriot military officer, remains in custody. One of the victims has been identified as a 38 year-old Filipino woman who is the mother of the missing child.
Chrysostomou said it’s premature to estimate the scale of the crimes committed and pledged that police will take corrective steps where needed amid a public outcry in how missing persons cases were handled.