Police investigating the homicide of a British mom in Greece interviewed a psychologist who handled her and her husband previous to the homicide.
Officers stated the therapist supplied “essential” proof as they continued to seek for the killer of 20-year-old Caroline Crouch, who was strangled to demise on Might 11 in entrance of her 11-month-old daughter at her residence close to Athens.
Police say the psychologist handled Caroline for postnatal melancholy and handled husband Charalambos ‘Babis’ Anagnostopoulos (33) individually for an unknown sickness.
Investigators are additionally getting ready to interview Mr Anagnostopoulos for the second time, to additional examine what occurred the night time his spouse was killed.
In line with earlier statements Mr Anagnostopoulos gave to the police, he was handcuffed by three robbers who broke into his home within the early hours of the morning, threatened his baby, strangled his spouse after which escaped with £ 10,000 in money.
British Caroline Crouch (left) was strangled to demise in entrance of her daughter when husband Babis Anagnostopoulos (proper) spoke of a horror break-in
Police will query Babis (left) a second time to test what occurred after DNA proof from Caroline’s physique (proper) turned out to be inconclusive
Police are going by the small print of the crime once more after their present strains of investigation haven’t discovered a viable suspect.
Officers arrested a person – a Georgian with a historical past of violent break-ins who tried to go away the nation with a solid passport – however didn’t hyperlink him to the crime.
DNA proof gathered from beneath Caroline’s fingernails as she battled her attacker has additionally confirmed inconclusive.
In the meantime, CCTV cameras at residence didn’t present any clues as they both didn’t work or had no reminiscence playing cards on the night time of the break-in.
Detectives had been searching for at the least three males – two described as medium-sized and constructed, and one shorter and fats – whom Mr. Anagnostopoulos stated he had spoken to in Greek however spoke a overseas language amongst themselves.
Alongside the Georgian suspect, it was reported that police needed to talk to an Albanian man who had lately been launched from jail in hopes that he would possibly make clear the crime.
Investigators tried to learn the way burglars knew there was £ 10,000 in money in the home after Babis instructed them the thieves appeared to find out about it.
Up to now, detectives haven’t been in a position to hyperlink the one suspect – a Georgian man with a historical past of violent break-ins (image) – to the homicide
The 43-year-old was arrested final week whereas attempting to enter Bulgaria on a solid passport however has denied any involvement within the homicide
In line with Babis’ account, he shortly notified the robbers that the cash was being saved in a Monopoly field, however they requested for extra from him.
It was then, he says, that the trio started torturing him and his spouse, subjecting them to a 40-minute ordeal through which he put a gun on his younger daughter’s head.
When Caroline began screaming, the boys strangled her to demise in entrance of the couple’s daughter, Babis says.
The trio then fled, leaving Babis tied to the mattress – earlier than he managed to get on a telephone and use his nostril to dial a neighbor who alerted the police.
The child was unhurt, however her canine Bruno had additionally been strangled to demise.
The Georgian suspect was arrested on Friday within the Evros area of northeast Greece. His automotive was stopped close to the Bulgarian border for a routine test and was discovered to have a solid passport, a police supply stated.
The Athens police stated in an announcement on Saturday: “A 43-year-old foreigner was arrested by cops from the property monitoring division of the Attica Safety Directorate, who had collaborated on a theft case and an arrest warrant was problematic.
He’s accused of getting into a home in Pikermi, Attica, along with 4 unknown accomplices, whose facial options had been lined, on Might third, 2021, immobilizing an aged couple and the home servants and eradicating cash and jewellery.
Mr Anagnostopoulos beforehand instructed police that three males broke into his household residence early Might 11, stole £ 10,000 that he saved in a Monopoly field, after which strangled his spouse
Babis paid tribute to his spouse Caroline Crouch on Sunday. Below the photograph they took on their marriage ceremony day, he writes: “Collectively endlessly. I want you a pleasant journey, my love. ‘
It’s famous that at midday on Might 14, 2021, to go away the nation, the 43-year-old went to the border crossing within the Evros space, the place he was arrested by officers from the EvrosPassport Management Division for possession and use of a solid journey doc for fakes and for unlawful departure from the nation. “
Police spokesman George Kalliakmanis stated the intruders’ ways in March had been virtually an identical to the brutal strategies utilized by the thugs who killed Miss Crouch.
“In that break-in, they tied up the previous couple and made them inform the place they saved their cash,” he stated. “Even after they discovered the cash, they saved asking the place the couple’s remaining valuables had been.”
The suspect’s look in courtroom got here after Ms. Crouch’s heartbroken husband shared an image of their marriage ceremony day and instructed his spouse they’d be “collectively endlessly.”
Ms. Crouch, a statistics pupil on the College of Piraeus, moved to Alonissos Island along with her Filipino mom Susan Dela Cuesta and British father David Crouch, 78, when she was eight. She met her husband on the island 4 years in the past.