Police on Monday continued their investigation into the stabbing deaths of two people, a Vietnamese woman, 46, and a 64-year-old Romanian, in the old town of Nicosia the previous afternoon.
The post-mortem on the two bodies that lasted well into Monday evening revealed the woman had more than 20 stab wounds while the man had around 15 on various parts of his body.
After the post-mortem results investigations are reportedly focused on the possibility the man killed the woman and then took his own life.
Reports said evidence at the scene suggested police could be dealing with a case of murder suicide but police spokesman Christos Andreou had said said the post-mortems would shed more light into the case.
“All possibilities are under investigation. We can’t rule out anything,” Andreou said, including the presence of a third person.
The incident happened at around 6pm on Sunday at a flat on Pericleous Street in the old town. Police received a call saying people were hearing shouting coming from the flat.
Andreou said a police motorcyclist arrived on the scene and knocked on the door but got no response.
The officer kicked down the door and found the two bodies in separate rooms. Reports said a knife was found in the 64-year-old’s hand while there were flowers on the woman’s body.