Murder investigation underway after body of missing girl (11) found

Murder investigation underway after body of missing girl (11) found

An 11-year-old girl who was reported missing on Sunday in the western Peloponnese has been found dead in a field.

She had suffered stab wounds to the neck.

Police said a 37-year-old man, who is a cousin of the girl’s mother and best man to her and her husband, has confessed to her murder. He said he stabbed her with a screwdriver but police have yet to retrieve the murder weapon. 

They said that on Sunday evening the man took the girl to a remote area, where he murdered her. CCTV had captured the moment when the girl got into the car with the man. 

Media said that the suspect was convicted in 2017 for the rape of a minor. State broadcaster ERT said that while he was sentenced to nine years’ imprisonment, he was released on the condition that he report of his local police station twice a month. 

An amber alert was issued for the girl, who is from Myrtia, near Pyrgos, on Sunday.

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