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The case of a serial killer in Cyprus forces the Minister of Justice to resign in the face of the police riot



A suspected serial killer claiming an unprecedented number of casualties on the Mediterranean island of Cyprus and the subsequent treatment of the police by the case has cost the country's Minister of Justice his job.

Justice Minister Ionas Nicolaou told journalists Thursday he resigned on "conscience and principle" after a Cypriot army captain admitted he killed 7 women and girls.

Nicolaou, whose ministry oversees the police, said his resignation is not the fault of himself or the government for any misconduct in the investigation, but admittedly, according to Reuters, "obvious shortcomings".

CYPRUS SERIAL KILLER CASE focuses on finding suits in MURKY WATERS OF TOXIC LAKE

concerns only the police, but society in general, and I am referring to a mentality and perception, that does not honor any of us, "he said.

  Cypriot Justice Minister Ioanas Nicol aou has resigned over the case of a serial killer who confessed to killing seven foreign women and girls while police reportedly abused their investigation, when some of the victims were initially reported missing.

Cypriot Justice Minister Ioanas Nicolaou has resigned over the case of a serial killer who confessed to killing seven foreign women and girls while police reportedly abused their investigation when some of the victims were originally reported missing.
(AP Photo / Philippos Christou)

The search teams are still scouring the bottom of a poisonous minensee west of the capital, Nicosia, where the suspect – who was not named because he has not yet been formally charged – was told police left Three of his victims fall after putting their bodies in suitcases.

  Members of Special Assistance Unit in Cyprus are looking for suitcases in suitcases on Wednesday in an artificial lake near the village of Mitsero outside the capital Nicosia in Cyprus, May 1, 2019.

Members of the Special Disaster Relief Unit in Cyprus are looking into an artificially created lake near the village of Mitsero outside the capital Nicosia in Cyprus after suitcases, Wednesday, May 1, 2019.
(AP Photo / Petros Karadjias)

The victims – all foreigners who came in low-paid jobs – include Maricar Valtez Arquiola (31) from the Philippines; Florentina Bunea, 36, from Romania; and Bunea's 8-year-old daughter Elena Natalia. Arquiola has been missing since December 2017 while mother and daughter disappeared in September 2016.

Only one victim was positively identified – 38-year-old Mary Rose Tiburcio, whose tied body was found in a flooded shaft on April 14, was part of an old copper mine located about 20 miles west of the capital, Nicosia.

  A suitcase containing the crumbling remains of an adult woman and a concrete block were taken out of an artificially created lake Sunday.

A suitcase with the crumbling remains of an adult woman and a concrete block was taken out of an artificially created lake, officials said Sunday.
(AP Photo / Petros Karadjias)

Her death triggered an investigation into the suspect for sharing online news with Tiburcio, with whom he had a six-month relationship.

CYPRUS POLICE WAS LOOKING FOR SUSPECTED SERIAL KILLER MENTIONS MORE WOMEN MURDERING

On Sunday, divers hauled a suitcase with a woman's heavily disintegrated body from a poisonous lake that was part of the same abandoned copper mine is. “/>

A diver, left and an investigator holding a suitcase in an artificial lake near the village of Mitsero outside the capital Nicosia, Cyprus, Sunday, April 28, 2019.
(AP Photo / Petros Karadjias)

Crews search for two more suitcases and a reservoir for the body of Tiburcio's six-year-old daughter Sierra.

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Critics say the Cypriot police have done little to investigate the disappearance of women because they were low-status, foreign workers.

Police chief Zacharias Chrysostomou is expected to meet with the Cypriot president on Friday under speculation he may be on the road. According to a spokesman, the boss has ordered a second separate investigation into the disappearance of three victims who disappeared in September 2016 and December 2017.

  Investigators and police from Cyprus search a flooded Mineshaft in which two female bodies were found. outside Mister village near the capital Nicosia, Cyprus, Monday, April 22, 2019.

Cypriot investigators and police are searching a flooded Mineshaft in which two female bodies were found outside of Mister Village near the capital Nicosia , Cyprus, Monday, April 22, 2019.
(AP Photo / Petros Karadjias)

Police spokesman Andreas Angelides said both probes wanted to uncover whether the police were following proper procedures or making mistakes that were "either disciplinary or criminal." Your results will be forwarded to the Attorney General.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.


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