Attica police chief Christos Papazafiris on Tuesday said that it is unlikely that the remains of 4-year-old Ani Borisova will ever be found because of the way that her body was disposed of.
The girl’s father, a 27-year-old Bulgarian national, stands accused of murdering Ani, cutting up her body into pieces and disposing of them in different trash bins around the downtown Athens area where he lived.
The man was being deposed by a prosecutor on Tuesday after arriving at the Evelpidon Street courthouse complex amid tight security.
A crowd of passersby gathered around the suspect as he was led into the court, hurling insults and threats.
The girl’s 25-year-old mother, also Bulgarian, is facing charges of abandoning and exposing the 4-year-old to danger. She was given until Thursday to prepare her testimony after the couple’s first lawyer gave up the case, saying there were too many inconsistencies in the their stories.
Police believe that Ani was killed by her father either on April 8 or 9 while her mother way away, traveling abroad, several days before her mother returned and reported her missing on April 21.
Papazafiris said in a press conference on Tuesday that the suspect confessed to the crime under questioning, leading to his arrest on Monday.
He allegedly told police that after he disposed of his daughter’s body he tried to remove all traces of the crime by cleaning up her blood, as well as selling the child’s crib and stroller.