Cyprus ex-President’s corpse found?

March 9, 2010

Almost three months ago the corpse Tassos Papadapoulos, previous President of Cyprus, was stolen from its grave.

Today there are reports that it may have been found, abandoned in a cemetery, after a tip-off to the police.  The Cyprus Mail report:

“A body was located in a cemetery in Nicosia, which, based on all indications so far, possibly belongs to former president Tassos Papadopoulos,” police spokesman Michalis Katsounotos said.  The body was discovered after a tip-off.  Katsounotos said the necessary DNA tests will be carried out to determine whether the body is Papadopoulos.

Significant effort went into the removal of the body; a granite slab, placed over the coffin, was lifted off to allow to allow access.  In the three months since the theft no one has come forward to claim responsibility for the crime, clearly there is much speculation that it was politically motivated.


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