Nicosia: Only one victim, 38-year-old Mary Rose Tiburcio from the Philippines, has been positively identified in the case so far. Her bound body was discovered on April 14 down an abandoned mineshaft.
A second body, who police believe is 28-year-old Arian Palanas Lozano, also from the Philippines, was found in the mineshaft six days later.
Authorities are separately searching a reservoir for the body of Tiburcio’s six-year-old daughter Sierra.
On Sunday, divers pulled a suitcase containing the badly decomposed body of a woman out of a toxic lake that is part of a disused copper mine. Crews are searching for two more suitcases there.
The victims in the lake are believed to be Maricar Valtez Arquiola, 31, from the Philippines; Florentina Bunea, 36, from Romania; and Bunea’s 8-year-old daughter, Elena Natalia.
Arquiola has been missing since December 2017 while the Romanian mother and daughter vanished in September 2016. — AP