Police fear body found in dumpster belongs to missing academic

Police in Thessaloniki on Monday were questioning a suspect in connection to the gruesome discovery earlier in the day by a sanitation crew of a body in a recycling dumpster in the Saranda Ekklisies neighborhood.

The body was wrapped in blankets and sheets of plastic, and police are investigating the possibility that it belongs to a retired academic who was reported missing by his family last week.

Police suspect his death was the result of foul play.

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