Husband was top suspect in Kozani woman’s murder, policeman says


The policeman heading the inquiry into the murder of a 37-year-old woman said on Thursday that officers suspected her husband had killed her from the start.

The man allegedly admitted on Wednesday to strangling his wife, Anthi Linardou, and burying her body in a field near Kozani.

Western Macedonia police chief Dimosthenis Christou told journalists that Linardou’s husband was put under surveillance the moment he reported his wife missing.

Christou added that police became more suspicious when they noticed the man had plowed a field he owned for no apparent reason.

It is thought the man strangled his wife following an argument on Saturday.

His father was also arrested for possessing two hunting rifles without a permit.