Now Brazilian police believe body they’ve found belongs to Ambassador Kyriakos Amiridis
The charred remains were found
Sergio Moreira has confessed to the murder
Body found in this burnt car police believe, belongs to Kyriakos Amiridis, the Ambassador of Greece to Brazil
The charred body of the Ambassador of Greece to Brazil,Kyriakos Amiridis, was found in a burnt-out car in a suburb of the Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro and investigators believe the envoy was murdered after finding his wife in bed with another man.
The remains of Kyriakos Amiridis, 59, were found on Wednesday underneath an overpass in the inside a rental car the diplomat had hired to spend Christmas and New Year with his wife’s relatives.
The ambassador’s Brazilian wife, Francoise Amiridis, told police she was out shopping on Monday night when her husband phoned her at 8 pm saying he was going out, and never returned home.
Police were hunting for Greek envoy to Brazil for three days.
Today however, police investigating the case announced they believe his death was a “crime of passion” after he had discovered that his wife was having an affair with another man.
Investigators reportedly found blood stains in the apartment, which belongs to his wife, where the couple had been staying in the Nova Iguacu district of the city.
Françoise Amiridis listed as a suspect in the murder of her husband, Kyriakos Amiridis, The Ambassador of Greece to Brazil
Detectives on the case, Françoise Amiridis and a police officer killed the diplomat. They allegedly have an affair – which would be the motivation for the crime. According to the investigation, Kyriakos Amiridis was murdered in his house. The body was later transported by the police officer in a rental car under the ambassador’s name.
The burnt out rental car driven by missing Greek Ambassador, Kyriakos Amiridis when he disappeared. His charred remains were recovered in the car
The man Francoise Amiridis is allegedly, having an having an affair with is reportedly a military police officer who works at a police base situated at a local slum.
Both he and Mrs Amiridis were questioned earlier today at the homicide police station in the Baixada Fluminense region of metropolitan Rio de Janeiro.
Military police officer Sergio Moreira, who is believed to be having an affair with Francoise Amiridis has confessed to the murder of the Greek ambassador
Investigators told Brazil’s Extra newspaper that they believe Ms Amiridis may have paid a contract killer to murder her husband after he found out about their relationship.
Mrs Amiridis, who is not yet under arrest, denies any involvement with the ambassador’s death, claiming he never returned home on Monday. She has maintained that she does not know how and why there was blood on the sofa in their apartment.
Police are reportedly analyzing the sofa, as well as CCTV images from the area.
Mr Amridis, who took over the ambassador post in January this year, was Greek consul in Rio de Janeiro, where his wife also owns a home, for three years from 2001.
Before returning to Brazil, he was the Greek ambassador in Libya for four years from 2012.