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Beach skeleton linked to missing terrorist

A human skeleton found on a northern Greek beach last week with its feet encased in concrete has been linked to a missing Swiss terrorist and accomplice of Carlos the Jackal, reports in Athens said yesterday. Police sources quoted in Eleftheros Typos and Ethnos dailies said a relative of Bruno Breguet, who disappeared at the age of 44 from a ferry traveling from Italy to the north-western port of Igoumenitsa in 1995, has provided information that ties in with forensic evidence from the remains found last Friday on a beach at Makriyiali, near Igoumenitsa. Breguet’s sister, according to Eleftheros Typos, told police that the Swiss national had bad teeth and an old fracture in his right arm, and that he was 1.72 meters tall. This matches distinctive features on the skeleton. DNA testing will be conducted on the bones, which a local coroner said belong to a 40-50-year-old man who died at least five years ago.