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Cyprus’ Serial Killer
Confesses to Seven Murders
A 35-year-old Greek-Cypriot army officer has reportedly, so far, confessed to murdering seven women and girls in what local media have called the island’s "first serial killings."
Two bodies were found in a mine shaft earlier this month and a third one was found on Thursday.
Cypriot media have identified the suspect as Nicos Metaxas. They are reporting that among his victims are three Filipino women, including and the daughter of one. There is also another woman either from India or Nepal, who died last summer, as well as a woman from Romania and her daughter.
Investigators found the third woman’s body on Thursday after the suspect led them to the spot where he is alleged to have left it, in a field near the capital of Nicosia.
The 35-year old officer admitted that he had had sexual intercourse with the woman, and afterward, he had strangled her to death.
The suspect is reported to have met the victim, who disappeared in December 2017, on a dating website.
The police now believes that the officer, who was a well-known photographer as well, might have killed many more unfortunate women, who have been missing for years.
The only body which has been positively identified at this point is that of Mary Rose Tiburcio, 39, a Filipino national.
Cases of missing Filipino nationals are now reopening on Cyprus. The authorities fear that the National Guard officer was nothing more than a serial killer who could have committed multiple murders for several years, without anyone remotely suspecting the extent of the crime.
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