Greek po­lice travel to Brazil for crime brief­ing

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The Greek Po­lice (ELAS) yes­ter­day con­firmed it has sent a team to Brazil to be briefed by au­thor­i­ties there on the progress of an in­ves­ti­ga­tion into the mur­der of Greek Am­bas­sador Kyr­i­akos Amiridis. The two homi­cide in­ves­ti­ga­tors and the head of Europol’s Greece desk trav­eled to Rio de Janeiro on New Year’s Eve to meet with the of­fi­cers head­ing the in­ves­ti­ga­tion into the killing of the Greek en­voy. They will then draft their own re­port, which will be sub­mit­ted to ju­di­cial au­thor­i­ties in Greece. Brazil­ian au­thor­i­ties on Sun­day said they had ar­rested Amiridis’s Brazil­ian wife, Fran­coise, aged 40, and a 29-year-old po­lice of­fi­cer who is be­lieved to have been the wo­man’s lover and to have mur­dered the en­voy on her be­half. They also said that both sus­pects have con­fessed to the crime af­ter ini­tially deny­ing any in­volve­ment. Amiridis, 59, went miss­ing last Mon­day and a body be­lieved to be his was found four days later in a burnt-out car. Brazil­ian in­ves­ti­ga­tors think he was stabbed to death in the cou­ple’s hol­i­day home in Nova Iguacu, a city north of Rio, and then his body was burned in the car in a bid to de­stroy foren­sic ev­i­dence.

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