23 April 2019
Cyprus authorities performed an intensive search on Monday probing the actions of a possible serial killer, after two women were found murdered and dumped in a mine shaft and a third, a six-year-old child, was still missing. The victims were discovered in the space of a week at an abandoned mine in the west of the capital Nicosia.
One has been identified as a 39-year-old woman from the Philippines who disappeared in May, 2018 along with her six-year-old daughter. A second victim, found late on Saturday, is thought to be a 28-year-old from the Philippines who was also reported missing last year, though has not been definitively identified. A 35-year-old career officer with the Cypriot army is in custody on suspicion of killing all three. In court hearings, police said the army officer was suspected of having approached the women on an online dating site.