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21 July, 2018
 
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Cause of death for Liopetri wife still unknown

Authorities waiting on lab test results in 57-year-old woman’s pool death

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An autopsy on Tuesday failed to show the exact cause of death for a 57-year-old woman, who was found dead in her swimming pool Sunday night.

The body of the victim, identified as Portuguese national Maria Celeste Rodrigues Moore, was reportedly discovered by her husband, a 72-year-old Briton living in Liopetri. He told police he found his wife unconscious at the bottom of their swimming pool around 11pm Sunday night.

A post mortem at Larnaca General Hospital on Tuesday failed to show the exact cause of death, with state forensic pathologist Angeliki Papetta requesting toxicology reports and biopsy tests. 

The husband, a permanent resident in Cyprus, said he tried to get his wife out of the water but failed in his first attempt. He then slipped and fell while standing at the edge of the pool, injuring his foot in the process.

Police Officers from CID Famagusta were able to retrieve the lifeless body of the victim, noting the absence of any bruises or injuries. An autopsy on Tuesday is expected to shed light on the exact cause of the woman’s death.

The husband was taken to the Emergency Room at Famagusta General Hospital, where he was treated for his foot injury.

Police officers from the Xylofagou station are investigating the incident.

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