Police on the small holiday island of Aegina near Athens were on Tuesday investigating the mysterious death of a 71-year-old woman and her 44-year-old nephew found in the former’s home, bearing extensive signs of burning though the property itself was largely unscathed.
Authorities were alerted to the scene by neighbors who reported suspicious goings-on at the ground-floor property in the village of Aghion Asomaton. When police arrived, they found that the door had been broken into and evidence that drawers had been rifled through. They also found the remains of a small fire, which does not, however, justify the extent of the burns found on the charred bodies.
Fire experts are at the scene, while a coroner’s examination of the bodies is expected to shed more light on how the two died. The possibility of foul play is not being ruled out.