Investigators investigating the brutal murder of a 20-year-old British mother who was tortured to her 11-month-old daughter during a house search in Athens are said to have new information.
Police reportedly flew by helicopter to a Greek island where Caroline Crouch’s husband Charalambos ‘Babis’ Anagnostopoulos mourned her death with relatives to share the news.
It was alleged that they approached him discreetly after a memorial service near the Alonissos cemetery and told him they had new information that he should see immediately.
Just minutes before Babis was photographed hugging Caroline’s mother at the memorial.
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According to local reports, he was asked to follow the officers back to Athens Police Headquarters. He was not arrested.
“I was told that he was told by the police that they caught someone at the airport and called to identify him,” said Alonissos Mayor Petros Vafinis newsit.gr.
He added, “The police were very discreet and there was no disturbance at the memorial. I don’t know if he was asked for identification or a new testimony.”
Officials are also said to have examined data from a smartwatch and cell phones as part of their investigations.
Police believe three men, some of whom were armed, broke in around 5 a.m., while a fourth broke in in the attack on their home in the Glyka Nera suburb of Athens on Nov.
The men killed the family’s dog, handcuffed Babis – a helicopter pilot – and tortured Caroline, 20, for an hour to reveal the whereabouts of the family’s valuables before strangling them.
The killers ran away with £ 20,000 in jewelry and around £ 10,000 in banknotes that Babis had withdrawn to pay for the construction.
Last month, police reportedly investigated footage of a suspicious car and motorcycle that fled the area.