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Greek envoy to Brazil missing, his car with corpse found

Amiridis` family reported no contact for a ransom in the past days, but the police did not rule out the possibility of a kidnapping.



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.

From Zee News

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