Authorities: Belgian Tourist Shot in the Head in Athens Result of Foul Play

Tuesday, June 20th, 2017
Last Update: 12:19

The death of a 54-year old Belgian tourist that was found last Friday afternoon at a park in the Athens district of Neos Kosmos was the result of foul play, said the coroner on Monday.

The post-mortem examination revealed that the Belgian tourist was shot in the head, just behind the ear. The motive of the crime remains unknown. Attica police has excluded the possibility of robbery.

The tourist was staying at a hotel in the area of Syntagma square, central Athens. The body was found by a resident of Neos Kosmos who called the police.

Police said that the victim had no criminal record and a request has been sent to Interpol and the Belgian authorities to examine if he had a criminal record in another country.Source: ANA-MPA

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