“Do not ask a lot …”
Tunnel found the priest who had under his spiritual guidance Antonis Kassotakis before disappeared from the face of the earth.
He claimed he had nothing new about the fate of the missing man and that he sometimes comes to touch with his mother.
In a journalist’s question about what happened to the young man who used to listen to his advice and trust him, he replied:
“How should I Know where he is… I pray to God and Saint Fanourios to be found. How should I know; I do not know … I wish God gives a sign. ”
“Because he was a child of the church, do you think he could hurt himself?” journalist asked him.
“I’m not saying this, you say it … Listen.. Stop asking such things. You are from a show but do not ask me anymore I have left it to God ” cut him in a short way.
After the insistence of the reporter said that the missing person never said anything that seemed strange or even if he was going to leave and go somewhere else.
When “Tunnel” spoke to him about the testimony which says Kassotakis had also his name in a bank account containing money from the sale of family property, he replied stunned:
“Money; I do not know of money … For the first time I hear such a thing … “.
But he did ask the reporter who gave him this information, and he denied that his missing mother had mentioned something like that in the past.
“I hear myths that have nothing to do with reality” was his irritated reaction.
In intense climate he was asked if he was going to help Kassotakis buy a new house as the missing person had said and if he gave him the sixty thousand euros he took from the bank, he said:
“I cannot understand. First you tell me Antonis was lost and then about the house he wanted to buy. I have met his mother and she has not told me anything. Let them say what they want. Clear sky is not afraid of lightning … How do I know where he gave the money. If he donated to the monastery I would not know it? Do I have to admit whatever you claim? “.
Without answering another question, he closed the conversation with the following words:
“I wish you good. God help you in your effort … “.
“One priest took the money he had for the house …”
Tunnel found a significant witness who clarified the cloudy landscape around Antonis Kassotakis’ movements before disappearing. What he revealed shocked.
As he said, Antonis wanted to buy a house in Rethymno. Together with a friend of his contractor, they went and saw a house that was available for sale. He liked it and agreed to buy it for sixty thousand euros. When they went to the bank to collect the money they could not take them because they were “closed” and would have to wait a few days. In fact, the director urged Antonis to wait a little longer to avoid losing interest.
The contractor waited for days for Antonis to proceed with the purchase, but he did not contact him. The witness then learned that the missing person had taken all his money from the bank.
A little later he met him and asked him what had happened with the contractor. Then Antonis responded that he gave all the money to a priest who would find him a better house.
After a few days they met again. As he said, Antonis not only had not bought a new house, but the priest to whom had trusted his money did not give them back.
This happened about a month before he disappeared.
The witness does not know exactly who is this particular priest is, nor his name.
He described the missing person as a good, trustworthy and a religious young man.
“ I’m afraid to tell you why we’re going to be hurt …”
In addition to her pain, the tragic mother also had to manage the mystery that covered her son’s transactions before he was lost.
As she said to “Tunnel” after disappearing went to the Bank For reasons of confidentiality, it was not possible to get formally inform if another person was a co-owner of her son’s account and who was the one who finally took all the money.
“The police did not pay attention to this strange story. No one here in Rethymno was interested … “she said with a complaint.
She had no idea at first that her son’s money had literally flew away !. She learned it accidentally when she asked about the house they were about to buy.
“My son did not tell me the truth because he was afraid. I insisted and his answer was I do not want to tell you, because you will get hurt …. In short, someone was threatened him … “said Anastasia Kassotaki.
Until Antonis was lost, when he tried to ask him what his money had become, she received the same answer. Her mind immediately went to the priest who had been protected Antonis and influenced him.
Some time later she found out that the priest was the one to whom her son gave the money before he was lost.
“It was a respectable amount. It was not five or nine thousand. It was sixty thousand euros … “she concluded.
He was lost in the storm
Anastasia Kassotaki rises her own Calvary since her child was lost under unclear conditions.
Time for her stopped at midday on March 12, 2012. It was the last time she saw Anthony. The weather outside had frightened, and a storm rushed all over her as if she were advocating the evil that found her family.
The younger son left the house to go to a friend of his at the village bus station and the mother went for coffee in a neighbor. Antonis would fall to sleep. When his brother returned he was vanished. Since then there has been no sign of his life.
“No one said he saw him. The storm was so intense and most of the people were shut down in their houses, “said the tragic mother.
“Antonis wanted to visit the monastery. I tried to find the priest and ask him if he saw him, but he was hiding at first. When he finally appeared he told me he did not know anything and that if could find something he would inform me, “she said.
The missing person maintained particularly good relations with the priest and stayed in the monastery for a while.
Before he was lost he had sold some rental rooms in Agia Galini, which his grandfather had given him as legacy and he had received the sum of sixty thousand euros.
“I did not agree with his decision to sell the family property, and that’s why we had a quarrel. Then he left for a while from the house and stayed in the monastery. When he returned he told me that he finally sold the rooms because he wanted to buy a house to stay. He knew our financial difficulties and wanted to relieve the family of the burden of rent. We searched, we found a house, but in the meantime my son was lost and the money disappeared … “she said.
“Tell me where he is and I will not inform the police …”
The missing person before disappearing the fateful noon in the storm, sought his mother at the house of his aunt Mary Kargaki.
“I saw him at the door, wet from the top to his toes, and I begged him to go into the house until the burrow stops.. He was very angry, I had never seen him like that before. He left without saying where he was going, ” she said.
Mother is reliving the first shock of his disappear.
“At first I thought he went to his sister who lives in Agia Galini. After that he took the boat to go to Athens, but because of the bad weather the ships were then tied. Nobody saw him at the bus station. I thought he went to the monastery. We asked everywhere. He did not travel abroad. I was so worried. The day before, he was faint because he was fasting and we went to the hospital. He was too exhausted. The doctors who did not keep him one day to watch him were greatly mistaken. “his mother said to ” Tunnel “.
A neighbor saw him flee into the torrential rain. He asked him to where he was going , but Antonis did not answer him and continued his way.
“Since then we did not have any sign of his life. He was a good kid but unlucky… ” his aunt said.
The tragic mother wonders what happened to him .
“Has anyone found him and took him with a car to go somewhere and he does not remember it? Let us know even now … Maybe there was an accident… I only want to find him even dead. He was a child of the church. He would not hurt himself … “said the tragic mother disappointed.