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Police arrest suspect in murder of retired teacher

Aglandjia murder case closer to being solved while autopsy results remain sealed


Police arrested a 29-year-old man Friday afternoon in connection with Aglandjia murder case in Nicosia, where the body of a retired teacher was found tied up and gagged.

The victim, 80-year-old retired teacher Androulla Vanezi, was discovered by her own daughter, when she found her mother on the bed, face down, tied up and gagged, without a pulse.

Although the autopsy results were not made public, two possibilities were being played out by investigators as to whether the victim had died of suffocation or heart attack.

Forensic pathologists Nicolas Charalambous and Angeliki Papetta carried out the post mortem on Monday, and lab test results were due back.

Earlier this week, investigators were questioning suspects with a criminal past while media reports said police were considering the possibility that thieves might have cause Vanezi’s death by accident, after they tied her up.

The house appeared to have been in disarray, according to reports, suggesting a robbery might have taken place as things were thrown all over the place.

Police are carrying on with the investigation.

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