Body count in Mitseros still unknown
Police in Cyprus are scrambling to locate and identify bodies of foreign women following the arrest of a suspected serial killer, while the total number of slain victims is unknown with critics accusing law enforcement of not doing enough.
Following the discovery of two female corpses in an old abandoned mine shaft elevator in Nicosia district, the image of a suspected serial killer began to emerge a few days ago that has shocked public opinion in Cyprus and communities overseas.
One of the victims has been identified as 38-year-old Marry Rose Tiburcio from the Philippines, whose body was retrieved on April 14 in a stage of saponification. Her alleged killer, a 35-year-old Greek Cypriot suspect described as a professional military man and amateur photographer, is in custody after he confessed to killing a second woman, 28-year-old Filipina Αrian Palanas Lozano.