The deeper investigation of Angeliki Nikolouli brought her in front of a wild thriller.
The traces of Dessy Ilieva, 37, of Bulgarian origin, who lived in Crete for years, were mysteriously lost at midday on Wednesday 2 May. Her companion and father of the child she was carrying was found hanged in the basement of his father’s house four days later.
The Authorities did not immediately connect the two cases and began intensive research when the show traveled to Rethymno to find the truth.
“Tunnel” began to unravel the skein with the unknown details of the double thriller, with the missing the four-month-old pregnant woman and her dead friend and father of her child.
She had given her last mark to her mother and her girlfriend. She had told them that she would go with her companion to eat at a tavern in a forest.
According to a testimony that arrived at the show, the couple was headed with her boyfriend’s car to the beaches of the area under the village of Kerame at midday on Wednesday 2nd May.
As explained in the “Tunnel”, the locals call “forest” the palm forest of Preveli, a point that will be put into the microscope of the surveys carried out in the area. Residents also reported on the show that the abandoned wells around the village of her boyfriend should be searched.
The girlfriends of the missing pregnant who did not want to show their faces on the camera out of fear revealed shocking details.
He told her he would get a gun …
Dessy’s close friend and compatriot, spoke on the show’s camera.
She described her as a happy and smiling lady who, in her opinion, fell in love with the wrong person.
Another girlfriend told Tunnel she was not happy with her partner because they were often fighting.
“When he learned about her pregnancy, he clearly told her he did not want the baby. She was thinking to stop the pregnancy and we were asking her not to do that. It was a pity .. “, she said.
According to Dessy’s girlfriends, her companion was married and he was lying to her that he had separated to stay with her.
“She had no choice. Due to gynecological problems she had to keep the child, otherwise she would not have another chance to get pregnant. She was facing a serious dilemma, “her close friend said.
“Her partner tried to convince her to stop the pregnancy … He was acting like crazy… The he told her he would get a gun. We had arranged to go together for medical examinations. She did not appear and I called her on the phone. Then she told me they were going to eat somewhere outside of Rethymno. We agreed to meet the following day. Her phone was turned off and we did not have her news again. The next few days when I and others met her partner and asked him where Dessy was, he replied that he had left for Germany … ”
Someone vanished my pregnant daughter…
The time stopped for Dessy’s mother when her girlfriends informed her for her disappearance.
The trip from Bulgaria to Crete seemed endless. There were only tantalizing questions in her mind. What happened to her daughter and her unborn child ….
From Dessy ‘s apartment in Rethymno, her mother spoke to Tunnel . Every word drowned in her throat…
Everywhere in the house there were toys and baby clothes for the new member who all waited to tighten in their arms in a few months.
Recently she had visited her mother in Bulgaria and asked for her advice. She told her she wanted to keep her baby. But she was very troubled because her partner was not in agreement with her choice to give birth to the child.
“She was going to give birth to a little girl. I told her to keep it and we would help her … “her mother said.
Last time she talked to her daughter, she told her she would go with her companion to eat at a tavern outside Rethymnon. It was just before she was lost. Since then her mobile phone has been deactivated.
“I wish she is alive, nothing else…” he said with a squeak.
What her boyfriend’s son told “Tunnel”
The employer of the missing pregnant described her as a consistent employee who had never caused him any problem.
As he said the last day she worked was May 1st. The following day she did not appear at work and they started looking for her, but her phone was turned off. Her mother called the restaurant anxious but nobody knew anything about her luck.
Dessi’s employer knew her partner for years and the days of her disappearance saw him. He was calm and did not seem to care about him.
The son of her partner, who committed suicide a few days after her disappearance, spoke on the show’s camera.
He knew the missing person and said that she had no problems with his father. He did not know about her pregnancy and he was surprised when he learned about her disappearance …
He said when he was told that his father was hanging, he thought it was a joke. He still has difficulty believing it after having met for coffee a day before and just a few minutes before he committed suicide had spoken on the phone and heard him calm.
“I do not know why he did it, only he knows …”, he said excitedly.
“They saw them together in the village …”
The chairman of the village community of Dessy’s partner spoke to “Tunnel”.
He said that shortly before the girl was lost, the residents saw the couple in the village. But no one could imagine what would follow.
Four days after her disappearance, her companion committed suicide and the village sank into mourning. The president himself was called to go to the basement of his father’s house. There was the macabre sight. The father of Dessy’s unborn child hanged himself.
Tragic irony: At a young age he had found his grandfather hanged in a tree outside the village.
Tragic news signaled an alarm and began investigations into the area to locate Dessy.
“She told me she would go to the forest in a tavern …”
Her girlfriend described to Tunnel their last contact.
“One day before she disappeared, we spoke on the phone. She told me that she had quarreled with her partner and that she had driven him because he had asked her for money. When we talked again, she told me they were going to a country tavern near a forest to eat. Since then, Dessy has disappeared. ”
In her attempt to learn her girlfriend’s news she called her boyfriend who was in his village but had a bad signal and could not get in touch.”I did not believe in my ears when I learned that he hanged himself a quarter after that phone call. Then I thought that to do something like that, he had done bad to Dessy, “her friend said to Tunnel.
The missing woman’s brother, who has been involved in the researchers , told the show he tried to persuade her to stay home and give birth to her baby, but she did not.
The president of the Bulgarian Union of Crete also spoke to Tunnel.
“I want to thank you for helping you investigate because no one would deal with Dessy’s disappearance. Our analogous cases of compatriots have not been properly investigated. They were able to say that just someone committed suicide, or died … “, he pointed out.
Before he killed himself he killed my daughter …
“She was meant to raise her child here, bring her mother out of Bulgaria, she had no reason to disappear …” Dessy’s close friend said to Tunnel.
Friends of the missing one, were impressed by the fact that her partner asked friends and acquaintances how a cell phone could be spotted without a card and battery!
To the 37-year-old mother who called him on the phone to ask what her daughter was, he said she had traveled to Germany to visit some of her friends.
“I insisted that she did not have friends abroad and then he changed and told me she might be in Bulgaria or Thessaloniki. Where would she go without money because she was not paid from her job? Without taking a piece of clothing with her? Without locking her house? He was lying to us … “, her mother said.
The behavior of the partner of the missing pregnant had particularly troubled her friends. They knew that Dessy had to deal with his irresponsible behavior and the fighting between them became more and more intense. They advised her to leave him but she did not.
When they told Dessyi’s mother that her companion committed suicide a few days after her disappearance, the first thing she thought was that he killed her daughter.
“I cry and I ask the police to tell me something … What happened to my child? Who will help me find it?”….