The traces of 45-year-old George Stergiou were suddenly lost last July from the house where he was living alone .
The “Tunnel” was at the site of the mystery and brought to light important elements that now lead the research in a new direction.
The night before his disappearance, his ex-wife received some unexplained text messages from him and was annoyed that he was calling her at night, which was often the case while they were separated.
His relatives found a note on his house table that confused them even more. He wrote that he would suddenly leave for a job and would come back soon.
From the information they were able to gather, they learned that Stergiou was systematically meeting a woman unknown to them in Chalkida.
Since Sunday, July 21, there has been no sign of his life. On the contrary, various people spread the idea of one being in a monastery and the other of choosing to disappear in Cyprus. Aggeliki Nikolouli with a responsible service in Cyprus explored during the night the possibility of Stergiou traveling there. The answer was no.
The sister of the missing driver, Eleni Stergiou, who was in the show’s studio, made a dramatic plea to anyone who knows anything about his fate to come forward even anonymously.
The show was given information anonymously about a specific person who had threatened the driver in the past as well.
“I’m the last one talked to him…”
Nikos, a cousin of the missing, is the last person to talk to him before his traces were lost. In the afternoon of the day he disappeared he called and was very upset. “It had nothing to do with George that I knew because we were talking two or three times a day,” he told Tunnel.
The last sting of the missing person’s cell phone was recorded by a mobile antenna in a residential area near his home. It was shortly after five in the afternoon on Sunday, just after the last contact with his cousin.
Ex-wife: “He was bothering me in the nights”
The “Tunnel” found the ex-wife of the missing who received text messages from him shortly before he went missing.
“As many times as we’ve spoken in the three years since we got separated, I have only received a text message from him once. It was strange for me”, she said.
She was then at her summer residence in Edipsos, something the missing person must have known.
“One and a half to two months before he went missing, he had asked for money. I was surprised as he was pissed I didn’t give it to him. I had spoken in a bad way to him. I am sorry for his disappearance; I hope he is alright”, she told “Tunnel”.
“He would leave at dawn with an unknown vehicle …”
The sister of the missing person, when she found out about his disappearance, went upstairs to his home to look for any clues that might give an answer to what had happened to him.
“We recently found out that he had exchanged messages with his ex-wife and we are afraid he saw her here and got upset…” he said.
His cousin saw him for last time on Saturday, the day before he disappeared. He informed him of his intention to travel the next morning in Athens with a private vehicle. But he did not mention with whom…
“He has given no stigma. The two of us were very close by and he hadn’t told me that something was bothering him. He had told me that he had met a girl from Chalkida and had a relationship with her, but he never told me her name, nor who she was, the cousin of the missing told the “Tunnel”.
“Forensics did not search the house nor the car …”
His other sister, Helen, called him on the phone and as he did not answer, she got worried and went to his home. She found his taxi parked at a different spot than he used to.
“The Forensics did not investigate it, his home neither. We found his key outside the door, which usually wasn’t there. We went in with a torch because we were afraid of what we would see. That is when our race started”, she told “Tunnel”.
“We are worried, we couldn’t believe it…”
A close friend and colleague spoke at the “Tunnel” from inside his taxi about the disappearance of George Stergiou.
“About twenty days before he went missing, I had noticed a change in his behavior. Something was bothering him lately and he had lost his humor. And we are surprised, we cannot believe it. We don’t know what to guess”, he said.