“They killed her” Jean Hanlon’s children are saying and authorities look for evidence and witnesses.
Someone, whom she had an appointment with, threw her dead in the port of Heraklion. This offender her children are looking for eleven years now to justify her memory.
The 53-year-old Jean Hanlon, originally from Dumfries, Scotland, was found dead on March 13, 2009 from the port of Heraklion. Reporters from the BBC Scottish News and local websites have referred to the “Light in the Tunnel” and in the fact that they are trying to find witnesses to illuminate this thriller.
The mother of three lived permanently in the village of Gouves Heraklion and worked as a waitress in various shops.
According to the final forensic report, it is believed that Jean was hit in the back of the head, while on the land and somebody threw her lifeless body into the sea.
Heraklion Port Authority had referred two suspects, who had contact with Hanlon on the day of her death. During the investigation, they fell into contradictions, while the alibi they presented, were rejected. Indeed, one of them often carried the unfortunate mother on a motorbike.
However, by a decision of the Heraklion Council of Crimes, following a proposal by the Vice-Prosecutor of the Court, it was decided not to prosecute the two suspects. So the case went into the archive of unknown perpetrators and the adventure for her children began.
“They hit her and threw her dead in the water…”
From the spot where the unfortunate Jean Hanlon, was found dead in the port of Heraklion, the lawyer of the family Apostolos Xyritakis, spoke to the “Tunnel’s” camera about the long judicial course of this case…
“It is apparent from forensic examinations that death predated her fall into the water. She was already dead before she was found at the sea… There’s a lot of evidence, but as time goes on, they get blurrier,” he said.
“She had a date with someone she met from the internet…”
Former Port Authority Security Commander Vassilis Veykokidis had been working thoroughly with the investigation into the circumstances of the unfortunate British woman’s death.
“From the second autopsy requested, the fears we had at first were confirmed. That she had a trauma on her head, which wasn’t in the first coroner’s report. From then on, the investigation began thoroughly,” he said.
According to testimonies, Jean Hanlon must have had an appointment with someone she’d met online.
“She had confided in a friend of hers. Apparently, she had an appointment to leave Gouves and come to Heraklion, where she was found dead,” said the family’s lawyer.
What does the British woman’s son say at “Tunnel”…
The son of the British woman, who was found dead in the port of Heraklion, addressed the “Tunnel” to finally get the truth to light.
“We have been fighting for eleven years to vindicate the memory of our mother. Since 2009 the case has been opened and closed twice. Now it’s the most important time. Especially after the screening of a documentary that aired in Great Britain, there was new information.”
“I am 100% determined to fight to the end, until my last breath. It’s not something you can forget; you don’t have the choice. A lot of people say you don’t think it’s time you just stop and give up? The answer to that is no. It’s not a light switch that you can just turn it off,” he said.