Cyprus Mail

Police rule out foul play in both of Monday’s deaths

FOUL play was ruled out on Tuesday by state pathologist Sophocles Sophocleous in the death of a 60-year-old woman who was found on Monday in the garage of her home in Ayios Dhometios in Nicosia.

Lina Englezou-Kritsembi was reportedly found dead at around 3.30pm but the circumstances of her death were not immediately clear.

“It was an accident. She got stuck between the car door and the garage wall and died of asphyxiation after her chest was crushed,” Sophocleous said.

The blood found on the floor near the woman’s body came from her nose, Sophocleous added, following the pressure which was caused after her chest was crushed.

The state pathologist said that investigations would continue to determine the exact circumstances which led to the woman’s death.

Police spokesman Andreas Angelides said that investigations were ongoing but were proving difficult as none of the woman’s neighbours had noticed anything throughout the day.

In another death on Monday, a 35-year-old Greek national from Crete was found in the Ayios Athanasios area in Limassol by a member of public at around 9.15pm. Examinations carried out at the scene by state pathologist Nicolas Charalambous again ruled out any foul play. The 35-year-old who was living with his parents in the area had reportedly been on medication and he appeared to have died from natural causes according to Charalambous. A post-mortem is due to be carried out on Wednesday to establish the exact cause of death, police said.


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