The thriller started on the evening of Thursday, January 4. Babis had been in Messolonghi for the Christmas holidays after working for a photovoltaic company in Italy. That night he had a date with his butcher friend to go hunting as he said.
The butcher claimed that he carried him to a point and left him there. He said he returned to Messolonghi but security cameras denied him.
Gold panning circuit
Tunnell’s investigation turned up unknown evidence that the butcher was interested in another hunt… That of hidden treasure
The relevant information has reached the police and judicial authorities who “see” a gold-hunting ring in the area, in whose trap the unfortunate young man must have fallen.
Investigators were in for a surprise when they discovered what the missing man was looking for on his cellphone a few hours before he disappeared.
Although his mobile phone has not been found, they managed to gain access to his e-mail and search history through his old SIM card that they found.
His last search had the following keywords:
“signs to look out for when looking for hidden treasures”
The police believe that this search also hides the reason for the meeting between the missing person and the alleged perpetrator in the middle of the night.
Tunnel sources say they are already investigating some people who were gold prospectors. Among them is the butcher. They believe she lured Babi to the date, they got out of the car, attacked him and then disappeared.
In the car he used and it was not washed, the blood found belongs to an animal.
The camera that betrays him
The clear image from a security camera in a mini market in Messolonghi that recorded the alleged perpetrator, “spoke”. He came in with a cigarette in his mouth, particularly agitated and in a hurry. He took the paper towel, threw the money on the counter and left.
He told the police that he was going to clean his house because some prospective tenants would see it, since he intended to rent it out.
The “Tunnel” in Babi’s room
The broadcast was found in the missing person’s parental home and in his room. His sister Christina showed the reporter his personal belongings that he had left behind.
“His hunting clothes and cartridges are here. How did he go hunting?! He has left behind his wallet with his ID and cards, the only shoes he had for hunting but also the two suitcases with his clothes since on Sunday he was flying to Italy where he lived. The only thing he took is his gun. Maybe he was going to get the money he owed him and he took the gun for protection…” she says upset.
The missing man’s sister, shortly after his tracks were lost, looked for the man who was with him to see if he could give her any information.
“I saw that he was friends with my cousin. After they talked, he told me that he took him from the house, left him on the old national road, at the level of TEI, and another friend of his would pass by there to go hunting, but he didn’t know who. After learning from my mother that he owes my brother a large sum of money, my mind immediately went to evil. I believe this is the only motive in the case and I believe some others know but are not talking…”
With tears in her eyes, she tells “Tunnel” that she will not forgive her brother for not telling her about the amount of money he had given her.
“Perhaps I would have caught what happened if he had told me. I would definitely say something to him and not let it go like that…”
The testimony of Babi’s friend caused a sensation. He was the last person to speak to him before he disappeared and revealed to him the date with the butcher. If he didn’t talk to his friend, no one would know about the mystery “hunt” in the night and the death trap.
What the butcher’s friend says about the messages
A mutual friend of both the accused and the missing man spoke on the show about everything he knows. As he claims, after ten in the evening on Thursday, January 4, the butcher called him to arrange to go to the village the next day.
“We gave the police everything, where needed we helped them. I voluntarily gave my phone. It was not confiscated from me as it was heard but from a woman.” he says on the show.
“It is not true that messages were deleted from my mobile phone. This is about the other one they confiscated. Me and the friend from here (points to the other friend of the accused) were in a cafe and they took cameras from us…”
He expressed his great sadness for the mother of his missing friend who is going through this Calvary…
The first arrest
Another friend of the butcher who was in the group of hunters hosted him at his home in the village of Klepa. In the early hours of Saturday, the police arrested him there and referred him to trial for the illegal possession of a knife. He was indifferent, without any emotion when asked about the fate of his missing friend.
He claims that the butcher and Babis seem to have had a secret that bound them. No one knew about the amount of seventeen thousand that the victim lent to the alleged perpetrator.
The alleged assailant was found in the detention center with another inmate who spoke to Tunnell.
He referred to the speech of the butcher who cried out in his sleep:
“What the hell did you do?”
When he woke up he asked him why he was in there and he replied that he was caught for a knife and they are going to charge him with murder.
According to the testimony of the fellow prisoner in Tunnel, he was anxiously asking about the conditions of detention at Korydallos and wanted to know if the new prisoners were being treated badly.
“He told me the child is dead and they will never find him.”
The “Tunnel” follows the path of the mystery…
The route taken by the butcher with Babis on that fateful night was followed by the Tunnel reporter with his sister Christina.
The butcher’s car appeared on a security camera, just below where he said he dropped off Babi. The camera recorded him returning from the same road, but fifty minutes later contrary to what he claimed.
“The next camera there is at the gas station, which is not visible. It’s lost in this area, either up the mountain or down, but we’re talking huge distances. That is, from the plain you can go all the way down to the sea”, he says characteristically.
They then found themselves at the photovoltaic park, where it seems that the butcher’s car was recorded by another camera.
“He ate my child from behind…”
The broadcast camera recorded the pain of Babi’s relatives when they were informed that the body of a man was found in Araxos.
Rioters were looking for answers and were also asking for investigations from the coast guard.
“Of course they know. Someone has seen something. I want them to talk. I go to the fields to search and I think my little boy will talk to me. He will tell me “mom here I am”. It can’t be lost. The child is not a needle. And he himself to speak. He is not spared either way. He spoke to me very ironically that day. He was his friend. Got up went to the village, four and a half hours away and not get a phone call? Tell me, Georgia, did you find anything from Babis? Like a friend; He was very dry. The child ate it behind my back,” says the unfortunate woman in “Tunnel”.
Babi’s mother also talked about a notebook she had in her possession with the details of people she lent, even small amounts.
“He was so honorable that whoever he saw with a problem, he would give him money…”, he characteristically said.
According to the mother, Babis had confided in her that the money he gave to the butcher he had learned ended up with a breeder in Agrinio with high interest.