Cyprus police authorities are probing the actions of a suspected serial killer after two women were found murdered and dumped in a flooded mine shaft and a third, a 6-year-old child, is still not found.
The bodies were discovered at an abandoned mine about 30km west of the capital Nicosia. One has been identified as a 39-year-old Filipina who was reported missing in May 2018 with her six-year-old daughter.
Another 28-year-old Filipina was also found. She was also reported missing last year, though has not been properly identified.
According to the investigators, the suspect admitted that he strangled one of the victims after having sex with her. He met the victim through an online dating site.
“This is a form of crime unprecedented for the norms of Cyprus. It’s premature to assess the extent of this crime,” police chief Zacharias Chrysostomou said.
Chrysostomou said it’s too early to estimate the extent of the crimes committed. He assured that police will take appropriate actions needed.
The Filipino community in Cyprus had a silent vigil to demand justice for the victims.