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Greek farmer finds bodies of missing father and daughter (Updated)

A Greek Cypriot father and his daughter, who have been missing since mid-July, were found dead on Monday in a state of advanced decomposition on a farm in in Ilia, Greece.

Both lived permanently in Greece.

According to a representative of the Cyprus embassy in Greece, Christina Meletie, the two, Constantinos Loizides, 68, and his daughter Eleni, 44, were reported missing on July 16, while on vacation in Ilia, in western Greece.

Reports said that the father was located dead in his vehicle, in a farm near an area called Borsi, while the daughter was found around 100 metres from the car. They were located by a farmer, around 45 kilometres from where they were last seen.



Meletie told the Cyprus News Agency that the two, who were permanent residents of Ilion in Athens, were on holiday in Ilia and on their last day before heading for home, they decided to visit a nearby church, but they never returned.

State broadcaster CyBC reported that Loizides’ wife said that they had been renting an apartment since July 2. On July 15, after they had already packed up their car ready for leaving the next day, their daughter said she wanted to visit the nearby church of Ayia Marina as there would be vespers and she wanted to light a candle.

The father escorted her, while the mother stayed behind to pack up the rest of their stuff. The two were last seen leaving the church at around 9pm in their car. CyBC reported that they did not take the route to the rental apartment, but rather drove to a different direction, and had not been seen since.

Reports said Greek authorities have ruled out foul play since cash and various other personal effects were found on the pair.

However, the official ruling should be expected in a few days pending tissue and toxicology screens. The two bodies were found in advanced decomposed state.

On the missing persons bulletin issued after they went missing, Eleni was reported as having unspecified health issues.

Greek media reports said neither had mobile phones on them.

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