Suddenly she felt in love with the glamorous world of modeling and that meant the beginning of the end…
She accepted brutal, leveling bullying and online mockery. Her naked professional photos were released on mobile phones and on the internet, she fell victim to blackmail for a “hot” video followed by death …
Galini Koemtzi, a cool and smiling girl only 22 year old, fell into the void from the ninth floor of student dormitory where she stayed in the center of Thessaloniki …
Her mother, who never believed in the version of suicide, found the power and turned herself into a detective … The new elements she managed to spot, were shocking…
Tunnel found the last witnesses that the research brought to the fore and revealed creepy details of the cold and insidious assault at the expense of the young woman …
As Tunnel revealed, a friend of Galini who denounced the brutal extortion she accepted for a “hot” video, was forced to leave the country after threats she also accepted …
The important observation of a viewer for the Student Dorm …
Intense discussion caused the observation of a viewer engineer in the studio. He said that the apartments on Dorm’s eighth floor are in the recess of the building and have larger balconies. This means that if someone fell from the ninth floor, he would be in the big balconies of the eighth that would protect him and not directly on the ground. This information triggered the reaction of the lawyer of the student family, Mr. Xylourgidis.
“This assumption, if anything, completely changes the image we have had so far and must be investigated. It is obvious that this informaton shows the significant omissions of the Authorities who did not carry out a serious autopsy on the ninth floor and the other floors of the Dorm, “he said.
“They did not ask for DNA from the nails …”
Tunnel contacted coroner Mina Georgiades, of Thessaloniki, who carried out the necropsy at the corpse of the unfortunate Galini. As he said, no DNA samples were taken from the victim’s nails and clothes, as this was not requested by the Police. Authorities reported the incident as a suicide.
However, he stressed that he did not identify any indications of a criminal act. Lina’s death was violent and the findings were compatible with a fall.
The reactions of the involved …
Tunnel contacted the photographer who shoot thenaked photographs of the victim and his lawyer. They did not want to get into details. The photographer said he was not concerned for the hot video, because as he claimed, he is not involved. As for the photos, he said he would say what he knows only in court. The show also contacted the young man who allegedly extorted the student for an inappropriate video in which she was appearing. He did not want to say anything and hung up the phone.
“I love you take care of yourself…”
It was revealing what the sister of the victim, Christina in her telephone conversation with the show told Angeliki Nikolouli .
Shee said that at 9.00 am and half, just before the incident, Galini contacted her via messenger. She sent her her personal codes to Facebook and wrote to her: “See whatever you want. I love you take care of yourself…”. Her sister did not understand why she sent her this message. Shee tried to contact her to get an answer, but she could not find her. A little later, Galini felt.
Friend: I knew about the naked pictures …
It was revealing what the boyfriend of beautiful Lina who now lives abroad told to Angeliki Nikolouli.He had met her just before the fatal fall. As he said, he was tense because he felt that Lina was not honest with him.
“I did not stop having feelings for her about four months we were together, even till the end. She had not told me about extortion. I knew she had some problems. She did not tell me everything and I could not understand more, because she was always with smile. Lina had a lot in her mind “he said.
In a journalist’s question, if they had sent to him videos and naked pictures those who were blackmailing Lina, he replied:
“None of them sent me any material. I have not accepted such a thing. I do not even know who they are. She had told me that she had naked photography, professional. I did not have a problem with it. Everyone does what he likes. She had reported that something had bothered her, that some of her pictures had been posted to the Internet and that she wanted to move legally. I did not know anything about videos. I have not seen anything.
With Lina we were at my house in Thessaloniki. I was reading and preparing to leave abroad. Lina would follow me. It cost me too much what happened. Whatever we do, however, we will not bring her back. This case must illuminate… “, he concluded.
Thessaloniki: What reveals to “Tunnel” the witness of the fateful night …
Tunnel found a key-witness who was found in front of the fatal incident. He spoke in the camera of the show with his face covered and what he said gave another dimension to this strange case.
On the night of November 28, 2016, the witness had parked his car in an adjacent parking area next to the student’s dorm.
As he locked his car around ten and half in the evening, he heard a lot of male voices from above. This lasted for a while.
He continued his course on Leon Sofou Street in front of the dorm and suddenly heard a loud noise behind him. He turned to see and at a distance of five meters he saw someone’s legs on the sidewalk. He approached and saw a girl fall between two cement benches.
Immediately called the police, explaining how he did not see where she had fallen from. Police officers told him they would send patrols and advised him to call an abulance to provide additional information.
T he witness noticed two young people who appeared in the spot without knowing where they came from. One was looking for something and stared down and around her body. At one point, the second young man on the other side of the street cried out “if he found the usb stick”. The young man who was looking at him said,
“Not yet, I’m still looking.”
Then a girl came down. She approached Lina, who was dropped to the ground, telling her:
“Why did not you wait for me?”
The witness noticed that the two young men when the police arrived, left.
He pointed out that in the area there are two banks with security cameras recording the point where the incident happened. As it emerged from the research, no one searched for their material.
The last witness spoke to Angeliki about what happened the fateful night was at the dorm…
Angeliki Nikolouli contacted Lina’s two girlfriends who were the last who saw her alive.
One of the two did not want to talk to her, thanked her and hung up the phone.
The second, though at first, was hesitant, finally opened her heart to the reporter and with a broken voice, told her everything she had lived the fateful night at the dorm…
Lina was staying on another floor and lately she went to the dorm occasionally as she spent most of her time in her boyfriend’s house.
That night she called her on and told her that she would go to their room at the ninth floor to meet her and her roommate. According to the witness, Lina did not tell them about the extortion she accepted.
“She was not ok I saw her … I really did not know what who was my girlfriend … I had no idea what she was facing … otherwise I would helped her…” said to the journalist.
Asked by Angeliki Nikolouli why she went to their room that night, she replied:
“I think she had planned it. Nobody called her while she was with us. “I’m going out to the balcony, I want to smoke a cigarette,” she said. We do not smoke … She went out and pulled the curtain, we did not see her fall…
Unfortunately, this act was done … No one pushed her … “she said characteristically.
“Did anything else happen and you’re afraid to say it?” Angeliki Nikolouli asked her.
“I do not have to fear anything… My consciousness is clean… I did not hurt anyone, nor will I do. I have remembered her as a beautiful girl. Unfortunately it happened. She was young and beautiful and she had all her life in front of her. I cannot understand why this case comes out still … Why don’t they let her soul rest in peace? If there was something that really shook her since they were blackmailing her as they say?
If she had lost any hope of life that night, what would she do? Because she knew that from the balcony she was not going to be saved, it is too high. Three times we were there before and looked down and said: “If someone falls from here , he is not going to besaved …” From the ninth floor…. Maybe she came to our room because she did not want to be saved. Otherwise she would go to hers, she would not come to us … I have a question … Why? Why from my room? Why was it supposed to happen in my room? “she concluded.
“Her beauty destroyed her …”
The presence of unfortunate Lina in her father’s house is still everywhere in her teenage room. Everywhere on the walls there are her photos and notes from friends.
Sitting in the bed of her beloved daughter, her mother Stavroula spoke to the reporter of “Tunnel”.
“Lina, is everywhere, in our hearts, in our souls, will never leave … She will be forever among us,” were her first words.
Galini, like was her real name, was the first of the five children in the family. She was born when her mother was only sixteen years old, and this little difference in age had tied them more emotionally. When she came into her life she had a hearing problem that was partially restored in the years to come after her parents and doctors struggled.
Her mother described her as a happy child who always smiled and had many dreams for the future. She first went to the medical school and after two years she decided to continue her studies in Biology. A little later she changed her mind and went to the Gymnastics Academy because of her great love of sports and more specifically of the sport of Tae Kwon Do. Her great dream was to open her own school.
The countdown began when she fell in love with the glittering world of modelling.
“I often monologue after the incident, and I say, Galini, your beauty destroyed you …”, her mother said.
Her daughter had not told her from the beginning about the naked photograph.
“Later I learned that this photograph took place in the house of an ” amateur” photographer, here in Giannitsa. Since then, my child’s Calgary has begun … “she emphasized. These photos were posted on his personal blog on the internet and from there they began to move to mobile phones and make them public to more people.
The blackmail messages to the girl did not take long to follow.
“She did not know how to deal with what had happened. When she asked the photographer what happened, he told her the files were stolen! The child ceased to come to Giannitsa and I was about to leave for Germany to work. She told what had happened. I told her to turn off her cell phone, not to worry, and that I and her father would stand beside her. But I did not know the real pressure she was accepting … She decided to go to the Electronic Crime Prosecution office to find out where the blackmailing messages were coming from. But he did not make it … “.
Mother: My child had fallen and she was looking for her cell phone…
The fatal evening, the tragic mother was just five days in Stuttgart, Germany. She stayed with relatives and the next day she would start at work.
When asked by Greek police, they asked her to take the first plane and return to Greece. She asked them why?
“Galini fell … I just heard this phrase, I immediately thought she fell from the seventh floor of the dorm, without telling me anything else… They did not answer me when I asked them if my daughter is alive … From their silence I had understood … “, said the mother.
The two parents could not recover from the shock. Within a second their lives changed. By the time they arrived in Thessaloniki they went straight to the Papageorgiou hospital where they received the tragic confirmation.
“I never thought my daughter jumped alone. Her roommate told me that a few hours before her fatal incident that she had sent her a written message and asked her what food they had at the dorm. She ordered spaghetti with minced meat and told her she would meet her later. My daughter went to the dorm about nine o’clock, opened the door of her room and said, “I’m going for a while up to the ninth and I will come back in five minutes to eat …”, the mother of the unfortunate girl told Tunnel.
At the ninth there were two friends of Galini who had hosted them in the past and her father in Giannitsa.
“When I met one of the two, all I asked was, why?
She told me that my child went to the balcony to smoke a cigarette and then she heard a noise. If she ran down to see what was going on, if it was something ahead or if there were others on the balcony, I do not know it … Your girlfriend felt and then you take her cell phone and search it … At that time, she was only interested to see her cell phone? “, emphasized Stavroula Koemtzi.
The mother: they brutally blackmailed her with the video…
Stavroula Koemtzi spoke to “Tunnel” about her daughter’s relationship with a young man, with whom had dreams for a common future.
“That night she met with him but they broke up. Perhaps her companion had learned something that had annoyed him. But shortly before arriving at the dorm, she called her and told her that she wanted to continue their relationship.
After the death of Galini arrived a strange message on her cell phone, from a friend of hers with who they were working together. In the message, the friend said to go and look for a person in Kalamaria because, as Galini had told her, he had a video and he was blackmailing her.
I found who he is. Galini had an affair with him in the past for a while. Since then, brutal extortion began with messages sent to my child’s cell phone. Some people erased many of these messages because the phone stayed for several days at the dorm until we received it,” the mother said.
She herself believes her daughter has asked for some answers and that’s why happened what happened.
“What I want is to justify her soul and punish the guilty,” she concluded.
Father: They shut her mouth not to speak …
“Someone shut her mouth not to speak …”
In one sentence, the father of the unfortunate girl described to “Tunnel” what her family believes is hiding behind her unjust death.
He wondered why no one was found from the dorm to see what really happened to his first-born daughter.
“The version of suicide is a fairy tale. Two days before she went to her coach to get the second Dan. Everything was normal. My child will never do that. As much pressure as she would accept, she would fight it … “he said to” Tunnel “.
After the tragic event, her mother, with the help of her lawyer, carefully studied her daughter’s e-mails. Among other things, she found a message from her boyfriend telling her not to give her cell phone to one of her girlfriends at the dorm because she was impersonating her and talking to her in absentia with various people.
That night around nine o’clock, Galini spoke with her brother through Viber. As there was a lot of fuss around and could not hear each other, they then exchanged written messages. What seemed strange to her brother was that she first wrote him in Latin characters rather than in Greek as she used to.
What the lawyer said to”Tunnel”
The legal representative of the victim’s family Antonis Xilourgidis who was found in “Tunnel”‘s studio said:
“The tragedy of this case brings us all before our responsibilities. This is not an individual problem, but a collective problem. We are not talking about a simple cyber bullying, but about merciless, unstoppable, continuous cannibalism of a personality. With Lina’s mother, we identified seven with nine different blackmail profiles and so far only three of them will be brought to justice. Unfortunately we are still waiting for answers from the Electronic Crime Prosecution.
The authorities’ omissions in this case are many. No one investigated why the victim’s mobile phone signal emanated after death from different places of Thessaloniki. Also what happened to the girl’s journal, which we know for certain that she had it with her on that day. We are talking about something organized, about a group of dangerous people who also blackmail another person friendly to the victim, who eventually fled abroad. “
From December 4, 2017, the Prefecture of Thessaloniki ordered an urgent preliminary examination of the condition of the student’s death. Already the Prosecutor’s Office of Giannitsa has been prosecuted for violating personal data the amateur photographer. Persecutions for the same offense were also carried out in two other people, and the cases were correlated. The family, through its legal representative, has requested an autopsy in the Dorm and counter-examination of witnesses.