A 56-year-old woman from Romania was found dead on Monday just before noon in a flat near the church of Ayios Lazaros in Larnaca, police said. Initial investigations carried out at the scene appear to indicate she was murdered, a police spokesman said.
According to police a call was placed at 10am informing them that at around 3am they had seen the 56-year-old being dragged by two of her compatriots and another woman up to the flat.
Two men and a woman who has been missing since the morning are currently living in the flat the 56-year-old was found in. A man hunt has begun to find the missing woman while arrest warrants will be issued for the two men, police said.
Reports added that the 56-year-old had various injuries all over her body which are believed to have been caused by a lathe hammer.
State pathologists Sophocles Sophocleous and Nicolas Charalambous carried out initial investigations at the scene.
The 56-year-old had been living in an abandoned house in the area and not in the flat she had been found.
On Sunday in a separate incident another Romanian woman was shot and injured by her alleged former lover in Larnaca who turned the gun on himself and took his own life immediately afterwards.
The 32-year-old Romanian was initially rushed to Larnaca hospital where she received first aid and then transferred to Nicosia general due to the seriousness of her condition.
She is currently in the intensive care unit (ICU) where she remains in a critical condition.