Dimitra Zirda was found dead on the afternoon of Saturday, June 15, on the banks of the river Aggitis.
A coroner did not go to the place and the necropsy was held on Tuesday, June 18, at the competent service of Komotini by the coroner Nikos Kifnidis.
According to Tunnel sources, the victim had aν hyoid bone fracture that usually refers to strangulation. However, as no bruises were found in the area of the neck, the possibility that the fracture might have occurred after death is open, possibly from the rescue crews who tried to pull the body off the trees of the bank. In any case, this question, if the fracture was post-mortem, would be clarified by histological examinations.
Death was caused by pulmonary edema, while the heart of the victim was swollen. The corpse was in advanced decomposition, saponification due to the liquid environment.
No other abrasions, bruises or injuries have been detected or water in the lungs.
The unfortunate 57-year-old woman who disappeared at dawn on Thursday June 6 with her nightgown from the village of Fotolivos, was searching her older son in Tunnel. He moved viewers with his dramatic call for help. The next day his mother was found dead …
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