A common goal to enlighten the darkness that suddenly swallowed the sweet and noble mother as she was walking into the old town of Larissa …
It was March 10, Sunday of the Carnival around seven in the afternoon, when Vasso Koukounassouli-Silevista went out for a walk from her father’s house.
She herself was living with her family in Lamia, but she was in Larissa to help move her elderly mother to a rehabilitation center. From that walk of mystery onwards, Calgary began her family. It was like she disappeared from the face of the earth..
Inside her parents’ house in Pera Mahalas , were found her clothes, her bug with her purse and her personal papers, even the belt she wore for her back after a recent injury.
Angeliki Nikolouli from Tunnel Studio was linked live with Larissa from where the mother was lost. There was found the reporter of Alpha channel and the volunteers of OFKATH, rescue team.
Testimonies from Larisa…
A witness contacted “Tunnel” and said that the day and time that Vasso had been lost at a close distance from her father’s house, he saw people gathering near a kiosk. The reporter of the show, along with the unit of external investigations, arrived in the area indicated by the witness and spoke with the owner of the kiosk.
As a motorcycle emerged, when Vasso came out to walk, hit another woman who was walking along the road. A few minutes later an ambulance transfered her to the hospital.
Unknown incident to light …
Another resident of Larissa came out in the night and went to where the reporter of Tunnel was, insisting speaking to her. He told her that two months ago he met the missing woman at her property near her parents house, which was under sale. At that time, a relative who disagreed with the sale invaded the site, spoke to her in a very bad way, and forced the prospective buyer to leave. This relative very recently contacted the sons of the missing person who did not know the incident and asked to find out if they wanted to rent her property. Angeliki Nikolouli contacted him and he denied the incident, claiming that had good relationships with Vasso.
Christos Ramos told Tunnel that the whole area around her father’s home has been investigated within a radius of two kilometers and around her mother’s clinic. Organized investigations were also carried out in the Pineios river with a negative result. As reported by Alpha reporter Marilena Bambou, along with Tunnel, all four hundred members of the Larissa taxi club have been coordinated, willing to help with the investigations. Unfortunately, there was no relevant testimony on their part.
All together, like a punch, they described as “nightmare” the mother’s sudden loss.
“We can not believe it. On Fridays we watched your show together and now our Vasso is the missing one … “, said, her good friend Lemonia Panourgia. She described her as a lovely person who loved her children.
Another good girlfriend of the missing Aleka Aloglu said “Tunnel” that she spoke with her on the phone the weekend before she was lost. She told her that she was psychologically deprived of her mother’s situation and that she would return to Lamia soon.
“She was lost after we talked on thw phone…”
In the big company that had gathered at the house of the friend of the missing woman in Lamia, was found another girlfriend, in which she gave her last sign of life and immediately after that her cell phone was deactivated. Vagia Lytra through the live connection told Ageliki Nikoloulis that Vasso called her and they spoke for a few minutes.
“She told me he was psychologically depressed and got out for a walk. I listened her breathing heavy, but no other noises. Neither the river nor cars. I’ve known her for over thirty years. I do not think she would ever hurt herself. I think something abrupt happened to her where she was walking … “, she said.
Vasso’s priest at Tunnel
The priest of the missing mother, Father George, in his telephone conversation with Tunnel, described her as a very structured person . he met her a few days before traveling to Larissa. He believes he would not leave her family to go to a monastery.
“Vasso is an angel of God. I think something happened to her, she would never leave her own people without telling them. I hope to find a light in the tunnel of desperation that her relatives live in, “he said.
A dramatic appeal was also made by Vasso’s husband, Dimitris Silevistas.
“All I ask i to have a sign a testimony , even anonymously. I think that someone could hit her with a car and moved her elsewhere. Whoever saw please come forward. “
She went to her mother’s house and disappeared …
The reporter of Tunnel was in the neighborhood where she grew in Larissa from wheres he disappeared. There she met her brother Heraklis Koukounassoulis at her parent’s house. The two were particularly tied despite living in different cities. Their father passed away last summer and the two siblings decided some time ago to transfer their elderly mother to a clinic in order to have the best possible care.
“One day before the introduction, Vasso came from Lamia in Larissa as we had agreed to help. I picked her up myself from the train station. In the evening she stayed with our mother and the next day we accompanied her to the clinic. I did not notice anything to worry about. Everything seemed normal. This was on Friday. The next two days in the morning we went back to the clinic and we arranged to meet on Sunday night, “said the missing mother’s brother.
On the afternoon of the same day around six past ten, they talked on the phone and agreed to meet later. Vasso was still in her parent’s house.
“We arrived here around quarter past eight. No light was turned on. My wife hit the door, but no one answered and we left. Her mobile phone remained deactivated the following morning. I assumed she was out of battery, even though her charger was at the house. We went back to my parent’s house with my wife, we did not find Vasso and we headed to the clinic. She was not there. I got anxious and contacted her husband and sons who came to Larissa, ” her brother said.
The route of the mystery…
With the help of the camera, the reporter of Tunnel along with Hercules Koukounassoulis recorded the possible routes that the missing woman could follow when she left her parents house.
Very close is the junction that leads right to Tyrnavos, left to the house of her brother and in the center of town. Directly, the provincial road is directed to the dam of the Pinius River, which is about seven minutes walk from the house.
There are no security cameras, no lighting, and late afternoon, which is estimated Vasso was lost, it had already darkened and the traffic was limited.
Despite the intensive research in the dam and along the river, there was no result.
Nor was there anything found on the other side of the river near the city center, where the flow of the water stopped under a police order.
“Vasso was afraid to stay alone at the house …”
The friend of the missing woman Eugenia Dafoulis spoke to “Tunnel” from their old neighborhood.
Her beautiful childhood memories with Vasso were replaced with anxiety and unanswered questions. She told thatVasso was felling sad because she was not working and she was not able to financially support her brother who had incurred the costs of caring for her elderly parents. As she said, she was in touch with Vasso when she was coming to Larissa from Lamia where she was staying to cover the woman’s day off by watching her mother.
“Vasso was afraid to stay alone and always wanted to have company. She knew that she could ask for my help at any moment, since I stayed two houses below … She was a very discreet person and would not bother someone under any circumstances. This was the first time she came to Larissa and she did not call me. I left for holidays for three days. I do not think she was going to leave alone. In the first days I learned about the disappearance, I was terrified that someone did something bad to her. I could not imagine a reason that would force her to leave in this way. She would think of her children. She would not let them in such anxiety … “, her girlfriend said.
Knowing that they were often visiting a priest in Lamia, relatives and friends sought for Vasso even in monasteries in the area. The result was negative.