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Man being questioned in Ioli’s death

Australian police investigators talking to 34-year-old male in connection with Ioli Hadjilyra’s death


A man is being questioned by Australian police in connection with the death of Ioli Hadjilyra, whose body was found in a Brisbane park last week.

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According to a Queensland Police statement on Twitter, Tuesday morning Cypriot time, a 34-year-old man was assisting police with their enquiries into Hadjilyra’s death. But the statement stopped short of adding anything further. 

It was also not immediately clear whether the unnamed man went to police on his own or he was apprehended by law enforcement officers.

Cypriot-born Hadjilyra, a 26-year-old woman who had a Greek Cypriot mother and an Australian father, was found dead in Kalinga Park one week ago by city employees who were conducting routine maintenance.

On Monday, Australian police had released the image of a man, 34-year-old Bradley Edwards, after video footage showed him carrying what appeared to be a handbag belonging to Hadjilyra.

Edwards was initially described as a “person of interest” while authorities had advised the public against approaching him as he was considered dangerous.

Hadjilyra’s body was found in the bushes by the rail tracks near a train station overpass. The body was said to have been badly bruised, bloodied, and not fully clothed. Police were said to be treating the death as a possible homicide while investigators did not rule out sexual assault and murder.

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