Seven months after the disappearance of Christos Merentitis 36 year old, new evidence bring the reversal in the strange case that shocked viewers.
The white closed truck brand ‘Mercedes’ which was in the possession of the missing man and all thought it was stolen, “talks”… And says a lot… It throws light in the darkness that “swallowed” the young man shortly before his marriage and the birth of his son.
Angeliki Nikolouli spoke with witnesses that illuminate what Lies Beneath. The companion of the missing man Dina Athanasiou, opened her heart to the journalist. Holding tenderly in the arms their son, who will never meet his father, asks only for one thing. The truth …
Christos Merentitis disappeared mysteriously from familys cottage in Agios Ioannis area , in Koropi. Everyone thought that he was lost on Monday, May 5th. A testimony arrived at ‘Tunnel’, proved that the 36 year old disappeared one day after on Tuesday, May 6th , between 9.30 am to 12 noon. Chritos that day returned to the cottage and someone who knew surprised him. His blood and a chalice from 9mm gun were later found later inside a canopy in the backyard.
See details from the case here.
“Someone he knew vanished him …»
Nearly seven months after the disappearance of Christos Merentitis, his life partner Dina opened her heart to Angeliki Nikolouli. She described the tragedy she is living all these months. Her partner life was lost, but a new one came into the world, their child. Dina still cannot realize what has happened. As she said she thinks that she will go out in the garden and see Christos alive. Finds it difficult to express what she feels and tries each day to remain calm.
She brought to mind the night at the cottage in Koropi, the place where the thriller has played. Police investigations, her beloved’s blood that was found in a small warehouse in the yard. Christos would not direct his disappearance, as she said. She believes that someone who knew him, surprised and harmed him.
The white truck brings light …
The white truck brand Mercedes 815 belonged to Merentitis had object of the research of “Tunnel”, because it was not found in the cottage. The vehicle was not operating and if someone could take it to another location with crane. A testimony came on the show revealed the path of the truck which was transferred by crane to Aspropyrgos. Then the Police moved it to the Directorate of Criminal Investigation.
Witness spoke to ‘Tunnel’ and revealed that Christos Merentitis two days before he disappeared, sold the white truck at his friend with whom he had also business transactions. The same day, he resold to an another one at Aspropyrgos. This person had spoken to the journalist in the first show. In related questions for the “disappearance” of the truck from the cottage at Koropio, stated then ignorance.
What’s the key witness answered …
Friend and collaborator of missing man who bought the truck, spoke to Angeliki Nikolouli. He claimed that during the investigations initially concealed that bought and immediately sold the white truck, because Christos asked him to hide it.
As he claimed, he was giving the money had agreed gradually before even receive the car. At the beginning he gave him a thousand euro and later another thousand. The last five hundred euros heowed him, he gave them before Christos was lost.But he is confused about when ….
He was under the same contradictory when he replied to the journalist when he received the truck from Koropi. At first he claimed that when he went to the cottage with a crane to carry it in Aspropyrgos, Christos was there. He remembered that it was morning, but did not specify which day exactly. Then he was confused and claimed that Christos had left the house to go somewhere and left the front door open at the courtyard.
“He waited anxiously for the arrival of our son …”
The partner of Christos Merentitis learned long after the disappearance that the white truck he owned had been sold two days before he got lost. She speculates that maybe the money from the transaction, attractive the offender. According to Dina, Christos was particularly vulnerable with the recent economic difficulties and did not rule out the possibility that someone took advantage of him and engage him.
She claimed that people from his friend environment know what has happened, but they dont speak. The joy and emotion Christos felt when he learned about their son, is the memory that gives her strength to continue. She keeps tenderly in her arms her little boy who looks exactly like Christos. All she asks is to learn the truth, to tell to her son when someday he will ask her.
“They killed him …”
Angeliki Nikolouli tried to locate at the area of Oropos a foreigner witness who had seen the missing person the day he got lost. But he had gone for his country, a week after the disappearance. The reporter spoke with the father in law of Christos Merentitis, which continues the research for the truth.
He claimed that Christos shortly before he disappeared, confided that some people in Koropi approached him and offered him a job that would bring him “easy money.” They were aware of the financial difficulties he was facing and tried to trap him. Thanasis Athanasiou believes that Christos was killed and asks the exemplary punishment of the guilty ones.