Greek Envoy’s Murder Solved

Greek Envoy’s Murder Solved
Greek Envoy’s Murder Solved

Police in Brazil believe that Greece’s ambassador to the country was killed by his wife’s lover under her orders in a house in the Rio area and have detained three suspects, authorities said on Friday.

Ambassador Kyriakos Amiridis went missing on Monday in Nova Iguacu, a city just north of Rio de Janeiro, where the ambassador had been vacationing, ABC News Reported.

On Friday, police investigator Evaristo Pontes Magalhaes said 29-year-old police officer Sergio Gomes Moreira Filho had confessed to killing Amiridis, alleging self-defense.

He said the policeman was having an affair with the ambassador’s 40-year-old wife, Francoise, who has denied any role in the alleged plot.

But the police investigator said in a press conference late Friday that the “evidence clearly puts the ambassador’s wife as a co-author of the crime”.

The first signs the ambassador had been murdered emerged late Thursday, when police found blood spots believed to be his on a sofa inside the house the couple kept in Nova Iguacu, where the wife’s family lives.

Police believe a body found in a burned-out car that Amiridis had rented on December 21 belongs to the ambassador, but forensics experts are still working to confirm that it is him.

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