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Owner of car pulled out of sea identified

Corfu Port
14 Φεβρουαρίου 2023 / 09:54

CORFU. His family had reported him missing in 2006.

The identity of the owner of the car pulled out of the sea at Corfu Port on Monday evening has been confirmed. The vehicle belongs to K.F., born in 1968, from Karousades. His family had reported him missing in 2006.

Apparently, he lived in Corfu town, aged 38 at that time, and had been due to visit the village but never turned up.

What was found

The car, an Alfa Romeo, which was pulled out of the water yesterday had leg bones inside and an investigation is underway to determine whom they belong to.

The medical examiner Aivatidis came to the scene immediately and conducted the first autopsy to determine whether they were human bones. The Crime Department and Fire Department assisted the Port Authority with its investigation.

The car was spotted approximately 25 metres from the quay by the crew of a ferry boat. A diver confirmed the existence of the vehicle, which was then lifted out of the water.

As the car didn't have number plates, probably having come away, firefighters were asked to cut away a section of the car so that the chassis number could be seen.

Investigation continuing

The identity of the owner could then be determined by this number. Divers will continue their search of the sea today to discover any more bones and evidence in order to make a complete identification of who the bones belong to using DNA tests.

This will also help the autopsy to determine the cause of death as the bones found so far are not sufficient.

Due to the length of time underwater, the shell of the vehicle has suffered corrosion.

Corfu Central Port Authority is conducting the investigation.


MARIA BAZDRIYIANNI