Metaxa

14 Jun 19
Folding Origami for God

This summer will be  a period of transition, as I knew it would be with Sasha aging out of the public school system this coming July.  And while I had much time to contemplate the eventual reality of other shifts to the family dynamic, I still found myself ill prepared for the recent loss of […]

14 Jun 19
drbobinc

I love being a grandparent.  My grandmother wife is known as Go Go, which is Swahili for “grandmother.”  I am Bob Bob, the notorious goofball spoiler.  I often joke that grandparenting is “God’s gift for not killing our children.”  I know.  I know.  It’s a bad joke. But grandparenting really is awesome, and we grandparents […]

13 Jun 19
The Mercury News
By Jack Guy, CNN (CNN) — Police in Cyprus have found a seventh body — that of a 6-year-old girl — during the investigation into what appears to be the Mediterranean island’s first ever serial killing case. The remains of the daughter of the first discovered victim were found Wednesday in Lake Memi, southwest of Nicosia, the Cypriot capital, reports CNN affiliate CNN Greece. Cypriot police spokesperson Andreas Angelidis confirmed that a body was found at a depth of around 20 feet, according to CNN Greece. Divers found the child’s remains wrapped in a bedsheet weighted down with a cement block. The discovery means that authorities have now found the remains of all seven victims the 35-year-old suspect has confessed to murdering. Authorities began their investigation after tourists taking pictures on April 14 found the body of 38-year-old Filipino national Marry Rose Tiburcio in a flooded mine shaft. Tiburcio and her 6-year-old daughter had been reported missing almost a year earlier, on May 5, 2018. Police say the suspect, a career officer with the Cypriot National Guard, confessed to the murder of five women and two children, all foreign nationals. His name his not been officially released, but media sources have identified him as Nicos Metaxas, a father of two who is estranged from his wife. The suspect met at least some of his victims on an internet dating site, where he used the name “Orestes,” police told CNN. The women, most of whom worked as housekeepers, disappeared between September 2016 and July/August 2018. A second body was found April 20 in the mine shaft. Three were found in suitcases in a toxic manmade lake on the site of a closed copper mine; they included a Romanian woman and her 8-year-old daughter, the state news agency said. The fifth woman’s body was found at a firing range. With a population of just 1.2 million, Cyprus has never been faced with a case like this before. Following a request from local authorities, experts from the UK’s Scotland Yard arrived on the island in a consulting role. The police chief was fired and the justice minister resigned following accounts of bungled investigations by police,  who reportedly did not take the disappearances seriously because the women were foreign. Authorities said they will begin to review the online footprints of other women who have gone missing to see if they had contact with the suspect, fearing the list of victims may grow. The-CNN-Wire™ & © 2019 Cable News Network, Inc., a Time Warner Company. All rights reserved.
13 Jun 19
East Bay Times
By Jack Guy, CNN (CNN) — Police in Cyprus have found a seventh body — that of a 6-year-old girl — during the investigation into what appears to be the Mediterranean island’s first ever serial killing case. The remains of the daughter of the first discovered victim were found Wednesday in Lake Memi, southwest of Nicosia, the Cypriot capital, reports CNN affiliate CNN Greece. Cypriot police spokesperson Andreas Angelidis confirmed that a body was found at a depth of around 20 feet, according to CNN Greece. Divers found the child’s remains wrapped in a bedsheet weighted down with a cement block. The discovery means that authorities have now found the remains of all seven victims the 35-year-old suspect has confessed to murdering. Authorities began their investigation after tourists taking pictures on April 14 found the body of 38-year-old Filipino national Marry Rose Tiburcio in a flooded mine shaft. Tiburcio and her 6-year-old daughter had been reported missing almost a year earlier, on May 5, 2018. Police say the suspect, a career officer with the Cypriot National Guard, confessed to the murder of five women and two children, all foreign nationals. His name his not been officially released, but media sources have identified him as Nicos Metaxas, a father of two who is estranged from his wife. The suspect met at least some of his victims on an internet dating site, where he used the name “Orestes,” police told CNN. The women, most of whom worked as housekeepers, disappeared between September 2016 and July/August 2018. A second body was found April 20 in the mine shaft. Three were found in suitcases in a toxic manmade lake on the site of a closed copper mine; they included a Romanian woman and her 8-year-old daughter, the state news agency said. The fifth woman’s body was found at a firing range. With a population of just 1.2 million, Cyprus has never been faced with a case like this before. Following a request from local authorities, experts from the UK’s Scotland Yard arrived on the island in a consulting role. The police chief was fired and the justice minister resigned following accounts of bungled investigations by police,  who reportedly did not take the disappearances seriously because the women were foreign. Authorities said they will begin to review the online footprints of other women who have gone missing to see if they had contact with the suspect, fearing the list of victims may grow. The-CNN-Wire™ & © 2019 Cable News Network, Inc., a Time Warner Company. All rights reserved.
13 Jun 19
BAD NEWS EVERYDAY

The body of six-year-old Sierra Granze was found at the bottom of lake Memi, southwest of the capital Nicosia. “Human remains have been found and forensic pathologists are on the scene,” a police spokesman said. An army captain, identified as Nikos Metaxas, was arrested in April on suspicion of the killings. Metaxas was taken to […]

13 Jun 19
Corporate Dispatch

Police in Cyprus have discovered the seventh victim of what is believed to be the island’s first serial killer. The body of six-year-old Sierra Granze was found at the bottom of lake Memi, southwest of the capital Nicosia. The body was found after months of intense searching by Cypriot and foreign special forces. An army […]

13 Jun 19
Archy Worldys

This is the outcome of several weeks of research. The Cypriot police found Wednesday the bottom of a lake near Nicosia the body of a child. It could be a Filipino girl, the seventh victim of a suspected serial killer. Arrested on April 18, Nikos Metaxas, a 35-year-old army officer, confessed to killing four Philippines, […]

13 Jun 19
Update News Portal

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Authorities have been criticised for the way the case has been handled Police in Cyprus have discovered the seventh victim of what is believed to be the island’s first serial killer. The body of six-year-old Sierra Granze was found at the bottom of lake Memi, southwest of the capital Nicosia. […]

12 Jun 19
News Archives Uk

The body of a six-year-old girl – who would be the latest victim of Cyprus's first serial killer – was found strapped to a cement block at the bottom of a lake. Sierra Grace was reported to have disappeared in April and since then the bodies of seven foreign women and girls, Nicos Metaxas, 35, […]

12 Jun 19
Arcynewsy

This is the result of several weeks of research. The Cypriot police found the bottom of a lake near Nicosia on Wednesday the body of a child. It could be a Filipino girl, the seventh victim of a suspected serial killer. Arrested on April 18, Nikos Metaxas, a 35-year-old army officer, confessed to killing four […]