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Search continues for father and daughter missing since July 16

Police and emergency rescue crews continued late on Monday looking for 68-year-old Constantinos Loizidis and his 44-year-old daughter Eleni, who went missing in the Peloponnese’s Ilia region on July 16.

A police helicopter and dozens of ground crews have been widening their search around the Douneika area, where the pair were last seen, and all around Amaliada in the region’s west, looking for clues regarding their whereabouts. They have been searching irrigation canals and small farm roads all across the area.

According to witnesses the pair may have been sighted in the early hours of July 17 at a beach in Kourouta, a few kilometers from the village of Douneika where they were having a family vacation. The witnesses said they had been asking for directions back to the village, which is located further inland, southwest of the town of Amaliada.

Police have also been looking through hours of footage from highway cameras to see whether the father and daughter may have been in a vehicle passing a toll station, and have been conducting investigations in Athens’s Ilion neighborhood, where the family resides.

The pair left Douneika on the evening of July 16 to visit a nearby church and were seen by one witness leaving the location in a car. They had not taken their cellphones with them, according to investigators.

Anyone with information regarding their possible whereabouts is encouraged to inform police at their nearest precinct.

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