Years later, the secret team of the mastermind, which played an active role in the fateful night of kidnapping and murder, was revealed for the first time.
The place where the unfortunate young man was murdered was identified, but also the place where he was left dead. Faces and cars they used, are connected with evidence in a carriage of revelations.
All this came to light thanks to the Canadian secret report specializing in the detection of major crimes. His findings arrived in the hands of Angeliki Nikolouli, who has been silently pursuing the research in order to find for the 26-year-old Marios body.
Canadian research has lasted more than a year and it continues.
As the legal representative of Marios family, Mr. Roussopoulos, who was found in Tunnel studio on Friday, January 26th, from the first instance judgment, the Court accepted that along with the mastermind acted another group that had not been identified until now.
“The family who insists and wants to find the corpse of Marios, asked the Canadian expert to carry out a survey as a specialist. It is a raw material that has been gathered and must certainly be properly processed and given to Justice, ” he said.
He stressed that this research is important not only because it reveals the secret group, but because it is very likely that individuals convicted the first time are also going to be accused of other crimes.
Significant testimony by a hunter
It was a special moment when a hunter asked to see the broadcasting report in the old military installations at the top of Kitherona mountain. Where, according to the expert’s survey, the kidnappers left for days the corpse of Marios. The testimony is important and it launches a new research.
The collaboration of Angeliki Nikolouli with the geneticist, court expert Giorgos Fitsialos, brought to light Mario’s blood in the trunk of his car. This has changed the indictment, leading the mastermind to be sentenced first to life imprisonment for murder.
Mr. Fitsialos said:
“This is one of the most important cases in forensic time and we managed to illuminate a part of it. This research closed and opened another, to find where the corpse is. I am able to know that the Canadian’s research is persistent , is still in progress and I have also been involved. We must not forget that on a scientific level there are “orphans” DNA in this case. People who have not been identified so far, ” he emphasized.
The Canadian researcher reveals the scene of death
The family of unlucky Marios, who has been tortured for years to find his corpse, has asked the experienced and skilled researcher to take over the case and illuminate its dark sides.
During his research for over a year, he studied and thoroughly reviewed all the facts. Documentation material, phone call decoding, interviews with specific people who believe they have been involved in the case, site inspections in specific locations.
According to the report that he delivered to the legal representative of the family, in the case there was another hidden group that tried to kidnap Marios and after his assassination, vanished his corpse. In this group, as in the second group that attempted to kidnap the victim’s mother, Petros Mihaleakos, who is already in prison after his first conviction for life imprisonment, was the mastermind.
The researcher argues that there is a link between the members of the first unknown till today group and the second one, who had as a common motive money.
Having analyzed each one’s profile, he slowly put together the pieces of the puzzle that led him to Nea Peramos parking area, where in the summer of 2012 set up the killing trap.
The three people belonged to Team1 as the Canadian expert calls it. According to the information he managed to link, they were well acquainted with Mihaleakos. They had met many times in secret locations, including a specialized garage in Daphni area.
They were discussing how they would set up the kidnapping and how they would get the money.
“Team 1 failed to get the ransom, and eventually the kidnapping attempt of Marios resulted in his assassination,” he said.
The wild night of August through the confidential report
Tunnel’ s camera recorded the route which Marios followed the fatal night, and his assassin, according to the revealed report of the Canadian researcher hired by the unfortunate young man family.
After thorough investigation, it appears that the route of death began from the church of Agia Fotini in Nea Smyrni. There they met on Thursday, August 9, 2012 at 22.00, the mastermind and the victim.
At this point, Petros the “friend” of the family met Marios . There were also three men who were his accomplices and were driving a black BMW. They had a small suitcase with a machine which Marios wanted to buy.
Shortly before eleven o’clock, the two cars headed to Nea Peramos, where they could arrange the transaction. Under the guise of Peter, they stopped with Mario in a kiosk outside Dromokaitio hospital to buy two bottles of water. This, according to the researcher, was part of the cunning mastermind plan. He wanted to give time to his three accomplices who went ahead with the BMW and got to the station at Nea Peramos to mount the killing trap.
«Here is where they murdered Marios»
What the Canadian researcher revealed about the wild night in Nea Peramos, revealed to “Tunnel”, is shocking.
Together with the broadcast reporter they were found at the scene where the murder took place.
When Marios and Michaleakos arrived, they parked next to the black BMW of the first secret team. Outside, was standing a man with an official style who held a suitcase. Marios came out, approached him, and followed his prompting to enter the black car, believing he would see the machine he wanted to buy.
The analyst’s breathtaking description:
“He opened the door and sat in the middle of the backseats. Next to him was a man and the driver in the front. Then comes the man with the suitcase and sits back. Marios was caught trapped between two men and waited for the man to open the suitcase and then realized that there was no machine. They threatened him with a gun and tried to give him tranquillizers but Marios resisted. We have proof that he fought hard to get out of this car. He attempted to move away from the front passenger seat. We know he was pulled back at least once. We know that. When he came out fell between the two cars. Mastermind who was behind the car understood that the situation was out of control. That was the moment when Marios was murdered. The fire extinguisher that was detected and presented as an element from the research of your broadcast and the genetician played a big role. A very important role, ” he said.
“At that time, the only thing they could think of in their panic was to stay with the original plan of kidnapping, so they put the body of the victim in the trunk of his own car,” he said.
According to the investigator, the police officers investigating the case focused much more on Team 2 who attempted to abduct Marios’s mother, with result the members of the secret Team 1 have not been arrested to date.
“In my report I have identified eleven important points. I cannot tell you more at this time but the process will be completed shortly, ” he said to ” Tunnel “.
Kitheron-Villia: This is where they hid the corpse of Marios
After the murder in Nea Peramos, the two vehicles ended up at the top of Kitheronas, at the premises of the old military base in Vilia.
There are several small buildings in the area and the kidnappers knew there were doors that could lock, and a small chapel nearby. According to the Canadian researcher, this small church plays an important role in the data he examined.
This point was originally selected by the mastermind as he knew it well since he worked as a driver for American officials.
According to the Canadian researcher’s report, in one of these buildings the team temporarily left the body of Marios.
Then the two vehicles returned to Athens and split into Syngrou Avenue. Two people from the previously unknown Team 1 headed to Palaio Faliro and the third member along with the mastermind went to another location. There they spoke with another person who was involved in the case and cleaned up Marios’s car.
“As you know very well from your broadcast research, they did not do a good job of cleaning the car, because later on there were a lot of evidence in it and of course Mario’s blood,” the investigator said.
Several days later, and as the kidnappers were worried about starting the hunting season, in case someone discovered the body of the unfortunate young man, they were in constant phone contact to reach the final burial site.
Team 1 continued to ask ransom something they could not get because Marios mother insisted on hearing his voice.
“We know that for nine days members of Team 1 have spoken to each other thirty times. They were panicked if someone found the corpse and for this reason there were many secret meetings, “the researcher said.
Then it was decided that two of the members would return to the point where the corpse had originally been deposited. They arrived there with a red van with which they would carry the body to its final burial site. Expert research identifies this spot in a forest area burned by a fire. They would use coals that are also used as absorbents.
“The rotting process had gone a long way and had to control the intense odor. We have witnesses and evidence to support the fact that they went to pick up the body during the day. We have very important reasons to believe that the burial site is in the wider area of Sofiko. It’s all I can say right now, ” the researcher concluded.
“Every research is a big puzzle and someone must unite its pieces. You have to think of the big picture to understand the puzzle. In this puzzle each piece is now in place, it is complete and the end, is very close. It is very important to find the corpse of Marios and the closure that the family and society need in this case. The young man deserves a proper funeral. I understand this need and soon we will get to a result, at the end, ” he concluded.
“He told me where to repair the BMW”
The unyielding evidence revealed by Angeliki Nikolouli about the murder of Marios Papageorgiou, was shocking. But Tunnel did not stop there. The research that continues to date has been approaching methodically unsuspecting witnesses who, in one way or another, were involved in the kidnapping and murder of the young optometrist.
In November 2013 the most basic person as revealed today by the first secret group of the mastermind, spoke to the show.
He said the BMW with which he allegedly was driving the period in question belongs to a friend of his. He said that Petros recommended to go to a specific garage to change the upholstery on the back seats (which Marios ripped during the fight). In a related question of the reporter refused to say the name of the owner of the car “because he is a big name,” he said characteristically.
He stressed that his friend did not know the mastermind at all, and that he had absolutely no relationship with him. He said he was the one who took the car to the garage.
“I wanted to change the two front seats and polish the car. I asked Petros because he was involved with cars if he had someone known, he told me to go somewhere in particular, I went. We did not agree with the price, the car was not repaired, finally. Do not get too involved in the gyus … “.
He stressed that he knew Michaleakos from the past he laughed and described him as a liar. With the same cheerful tone, he claimed he did not know anything about Marios Papageorgiou until he saw “Tunnel” revelations . He said he never visited Michaleakos in his house, but they often spoke on the phone in August when Marios disappeared because he was unemployed and hoped Michaleakos would find him a job as he was telling him.
“They brought the black BMW for repair …”
Tunnel found the witness who, according to the Canadian researcher’s secret report, Michaleakos’ associates visited to repair a damage on the black BMW seats of first secret group.
The damage was allegedly made by Marios when he tried to get out of the car to save himself.
As the reporter told the show, the mastermind in August 2012 went to his garage with an E46 black BMW with beige seats. He was also a man unknown to him, who told him he was a retiree.
“The car belonged to a Mayor, something like that, that was what they had told me. Michaleakos asked me to look at the front seats. When I checked them, I found that it had damaged the driver’s seat and less of the co-driver, ” he said.
In a related question he replied that the damage was on the back of the driver’s seat, towards the door and in the middle of the seat. On the passenger seat, the damage was on the back again to the side of the door, but smaller.
The tapestry wanted five hundred euros to repair them and they decided to get in touch with the owner of the car. Eventually they did not went back to repair the damage.
The witness was very upset when he was briefed on the case of Marios from the show. Michaleakos had previously visited his garage, along with the victim.
“He was a very good kid,” told about Marios.
Tunnel had also identified a second member of the secret group …
A few months after the murder of Marios Papageorgiou, the show identified another key person who, according to the Canadian expert survey, reportedly was involved in the case and belonged to the first secret group. Tunnel met him at his workplace, as seen in the material that has not been shown up to date.
He said he knew Petros Michaleakos as someone who went there almost daily. Together with other colleagues, they perceived how a liar like him was going there with mayors and other businessmen. In his private conversation with the reporter of the show, he said that the mastermind had telephoned him in August 2012.
“He had a Fiat Pundo with a machinery problem that has left somewhere in Athens. I suggested to move some cords to get it started because I could not help him. ”
He claimed he knew nothing about Marios case.
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