The Agora => Greek News => Topic started by: Maik on Sunday, 26 January, 2014 @ 22:17:28

Title: 'Alex' exhumation requested
Post by: Maik on Sunday, 26 January, 2014 @ 22:17:28
The mother of Georgian schoolboy Alex Meshivili, who was killed by bullies in the northern Greek town of Veria in February 2006 and whose body was never recovered, has requested the exhumation of remains found in the cemetery of the village of Rapsomaniki on the outskirts of the Imathia regional capital.

According to reports, a grave digger came forward on Friday night on a television show that investigates real crime and admitted that he had discovered the remains of a body that appeared to belong to a young person while digging a grave four years ago. The body was not dressed nor was it placed in a coffin. He added that he did not report the discovery to the police but told the cemetery's supervisor, who subsequently ordered the body to be reburied in a plot at the cemetery.

One of the five boys convicted of the murder told the "Fos sto Tounel" (Light in the Tunnel) show that he and his four friends had repeatedly bullied Alex Meshivili. He admitted that they beat him and chased him until he fell down some stairs and died. The boys then allegedly dumped his body briefly at an abandoned building and later threw it into a river. The 20-year-old said that he did not know who handled the body after that.

The case shocked Greece as it was the first recorded incident of a child killing committed by minors.
Title: Re: 'Alex' exhumation requested
Post by: Maik on Wednesday, 29 January, 2014 @ 02:39:02
The remains found buried in a cemetery in Imathia prefecture, northern Greece, belonged to an elderly woman and not to young Alex from the city of Veria as initially thought, authorities announced on Monday. The exhumation and examination of the remains was conducted in the presence of a coroner, at the orders of a First Instance Court prosecutor in Veria.