The crime that remains an unsolved puzzle for the Authorities for more than a year, took place in a closed society in Psifta, Trizinia.
Loukas Pitsilos, 58 years old, on the occasion of the measures of the coronavirus, went to his paternal estate in the area where his mother lived who was facing health problems. There he continued his professional activities despite the fact that some did not pay him for the services he provided.
When he started asking for his money, he was found savagely murdered in a pool of blood on the veranda of the first floor of his paternal home. It was the morning of Palm Sunday, April 25, 2021. Tommy, his favorite dog, was standing next to him and barking.
Medical examiner Elias Bogiokas, who arrived at the scene, said that the unfortunate man was killed at least 24 hours before, in the early hours of Saturday.
The street lights that went out that night without any damage, as revealed by the investigation of the show, show a premeditated crime…
The lawyer used to leave the keys of his house on the door. The perpetrators must have known this, who invaded his place and surprised him while he was sleeping. In his attempt to escape to escape to the veranda, at the exit of the kitchen, he received multiple blows from the perpetrators, which must have been two or three. The strongest that brought death was in the head. The medical examiner’s description in the “Tunnel” is terrifying.
His partner, who lived in Athens, spoke on the show and what he said was revealing. When he visited her shortly before he was killed, she heard him talking loudly on the phone and mentioning a specific person who owed him money.
During the live broadcast, anonymous information arrived from the area. One spoke of a silver car, most likely an Alfa Romeo that moved suspiciously near the house that morning of the murder. Others supplemented this testimony by giving further details.
The “Tunnel” was found at the crime scene together with the victim’s brother Petros Pitsilos, also a lawyer, and they carried out an autopsy both at the place where he was found murdered and at the possible escape points of the perpetrators.
“Strange moves a few days before the murder…”
“Two days before he was found dead, I was also here for work. My brother and I met, had a couple of conversations and I left. He has been here for quite some time. A very large part of its clientele is in the area, because this is where we come from. His customers were mainly Greeks, but there were also foreigners. Money was not the main reason Lucas did this job. “When he saw that someone needed help, but could not afford it, he helped him,” he said.
He also spoke about an incident that happened just a few days before the murder and believes that it may be related in some way.
“He was beaten while trying to escape from the kitchen…”
Petros Pitsilos, from the first floor of their paternal home where the unfortunate lawyer last lived, proceeded to a detailed representation of his last moments, showing to the camera of the show both the marks from the markings that remain visible on the walls, as well as the blood stains. found at the site.
“On Saturday night I received a phone call from his partner, who lives in Athens. She was quite worried because she told me that she had taken him several times since the morning and he did not answer, something he was not used to. I tried to find him by phone, he did not answer me, but I was not immediately worried. On Sunday morning I realized that something was happening. I called a friend, who is known to us and asked him to come and see if everything was fine. When he left, he was found dead on the porch in a pool of blood. He could not even walk because of the shock he had suffered. I asked him to call the police and not to allow anyone to approach the place “, he stated characteristically, while speaking about the traces and the fingerprints that were found, he added:
“There were traces of blood that were fresh in a column, I guess someone may have stumbled and landed there after the act they may have committed.”
From the bedroom, where according to the medical examiner the first attack took place after blood stains were found on a bed and a pillow, his brother followed his path to the veranda he found.
“The chairs and other objects were mixed up and broken in the area. They showed signs of struggle. I have tried to give all the information and facts that are known to me. I consider that there are more than one person involved in the case. They may have been some foreigners who acted as natural perpetrators and there may have been a moral perpetrator. “It’s curious that the countryside lights were not working that night and that this incident may be linked to his murder.”
“I came to see what was happening and I found him dead…”
The witness who located the Athens lawyer dead, spoke to the journalist of the show about the shock he suffered when he saw this horrible spectacle. He wanted to remain anonymous and cover his face, as Luke’s killers are still at large.
“At first I called his name and heard his dog barking. I went up the stairs to the first floor. I saw Luke killed in a pool of blood. There was water along with the rain. All I saw were the house keys on the door, nothing else. I immediately called the police and his brother. “The Security Commander also came from Galata in a very short period of time and then a group of Homicides from Athens”, he said, obviously upset.
Medical Examiner: His head and chest were broken…
“The death occurred as a result of severe head injuries caused by a cutting and islanding organ as well as severe injuries to the chest, spine and ribs, which were caused by a fractured organ. It is homicide. “The injuries that were found and the autopsy in the area with the blood, show the savagery of the attack”, said the medical examiner Elias Bogiokas.
“Fractures in the ribs may have been done to the chest by a push to immobilize him or by punches and kicks. “There is a fracture in both the sternum and the ribs, which I guess is the result of a fight.”
The experienced medical examiner stated that valuable data were lost from the rain that followed the incident.
“It rained before we reached the place and everything was wet. His clothes had absorbed water on the terrace and so if there was any evidence, they were now lost. This makes the work of the Police even more difficult. There may have been a footprint of the perpetrator, there may have been a trace of something and it may have disappeared with the rain. We could not even take a sample of the corpse’s nails for that reason. ”
His partner: They owed him money from cases and he demanded it back…
His partner of sixteen years, Gallini, also spoke at the “Tunnel”.
“Lucas and I have been together for 16 years and we had not fought even once. He was a very calm man. I do not know what happened. I have no idea. We have not lived together for the last two years. It was the coronavirus and the courts were closed. His mother, who had health problems, needed care. So he did not go to work in Athens and did law work there in his area. I, on the other hand, worked in Athens. ”
Gallini also referred to the last time they were close with her partner and to the moments of agony she experienced when she called him, without being able to locate him.
“Before Easter he visited me in Athens and stayed for two days. He was talking on the phone with a local man there about a serious job involving a woman who owns property and I heard that by chance when I was doing business next to him. It was a property affair. All he had told me was that **** owed him money. He told me before he died, “Peace, let me take the money and have Easter together, come to Psifta”. “I never found out if he finally got it, after he was killed,” he stressed.
“On the day he was found dead, I had called him at least twenty-five times and he did not answer. I thought he had gone to the estate. But something was eating at me, that something was wrong. I could not sleep, I was worried, I felt that something bad had happened. What happened does not fit in my mind. And I wonder who? Since he had no precedent with anyone, who would do that. He did not owe anyone, on the contrary they owed him from Poros and Psifta. He then did chores without getting paid. He did not talk to me about his job at all. In his cell phone, however, are all the names, all his customers and the cell phone has the police, as well as his computer. Can’t control these names? Although now who will say that he owes? No one…”
Three escape points of the perpetrators on the estate…
The murdered lawyer’s brother pointed out to the “Tunnel” the possible escape points, which the perpetrators could have followed.
The most common version is to move away from the beach to which the property is connected.
“The killer lives among us…”
Neighbors of the unfortunate lawyer and residents of the area, spoke to the reporter of the show about the sad event that has upset them, as the killer is circulating among them free, as they say.
The local baker who collaborated with the unfortunate Lucas, stated:
“I knew him well enough because we were working together on a case of my own. We are afraid because the one who killed him lives among us. There is a strong fear. ”
The former mayor of the area, who is also a family friend, speaking on the camera of “Tunnel”, said:
“I was shocked and then tried to regain my composure. His brother asked me to take care of their mother so that she would not go up the stairs and see for herself this sad spectacle. I went to Mrs. Vasiliki’s apartment. She had not put such evil in her mind. I was trying to distract her so that she would not understand something, changing the conversation when she asked me what the police wanted in their house. The news arrived like lightning in the air. “Whoever did this thing, did it on occasion or was perverted,” he concluded.
The victim’s brother referred to his children and how they experienced the loss.
“His children have suffered a huge emotional blow to what happened and especially to the way it happened. They try to recover and move on with their lives. Both he and his ex-wife, who is trying to find out exactly what happened, are shocked. There are relentless questions and they have not found answers. Until this is explored, there will be shadow, which will not only burden me and my family, but the entire local community. “Giving information to your show, even anonymously, can” loosen “the hands of the police.”
“We paid him posthumously for his services…”
The Mayor of Trizinia-Methana, Spyros Pollalis spoke on the show about this sad incident, but also about the transaction he had with the unfortunate lawyer.
“We did not have a personal relationship with Loukas, I met him after I took over as mayor for a case we had with the public benefit enterprise of the Municipality. “The debt owed to him by the service of the Municipality was repaid after his death, after his brother brought the necessary supporting documents”, he stated characteristically.
“It was a sad event for the region, the whole society was shocked. “Let this case be investigated for the family as well, so that there is no dark spot in our area”, he added.
He claimed that the Municipality had not been informed about the interruption of the lighting in the settlement of Psifta on the night of the murder.
“This is the first time I’ve heard it from you, I did not know it.”