Rio de Janeiro: It is highly possible that Greek Ambassador to Brazil Kyriakos Amiridis has been killed, Brazilian authorities have said.
The ambassador went missing during a trip to Rio. A car matching the description and license plate of the one driven by Amiridis was found in Nova Iguacu on Thursday, Xinhua news agency reported.
The car was burnt and had a corpse inside. The remains have been sent for identification.
The police are investigating the circumstances around the ambassador`s disappearance.
Amiridis` family reported no contact for a ransom in the past days, but the police did not rule out the possibility of a kidnapping.
According to the Rio police, Amiridis was last seen in Nova Iguacu.
Amiridis` wife reported him missing on Wednesday. According to her, she last talked to her husband by phone on Monday when he said he was in Nova Iguacu.
He was driving a rented car and it is believed he was headed for Rio for an end-of-year vacation. He was stationed in Brasilia.
Amiridis has been serving as Greece`s ambassador to Brazil since early 2016. From 2001 to 2004, he was Greece`s consul here.