It took more than two years for the judicial and police authorities to reach the persons allegedly behind the mysterious deaths, the murder of 23-year-old Faie Bakoiorgou in Kypseli and the death of a 67-year-old woman in the center of Athens, and handcuff them .
The mother of the young girl who was found in October 2021, dead and wrapped in a blanket on Tychis Street in the “heart” of Athens, her sister and a 57-year-old Mrs. Pagona, who was hosting the two women, are according to the investigation by the Homicide Department of the Attica Security, the three people responsible for the dark deaths and for this reason were arrested on Wednesday morning and tomorrow they will be brought to the Prosecutor “charged” with serious charges of intentional homicide and human trafficking.
The myth of Ariadne – unidentified corpse wrapped in a blanket
According to newsit.gr information, the EL.AS investigation and the secret memos, the tangle of the case began to unravel on December 1, 2021, when the Athens District Attorney Mr. Georgios Noulis, studying the “Bakogiorgou” file, realizes that something is not right and forwards the file to the Athens Security Sub-Directorate, with an order to carry out a preliminary examination, to investigate the commission of the offense of “serious bodily harm to a weak person – on a continuing basis” against Fotini Bakoiorgou, which was submitted on 5 -4-2022, to the Athens District Attorney. A case that was shrouded in mystery as the young Faye and the 67-year-old “left” at a different time, under strange circumstances.
In fact, for this reason, the file was transferred to Homicide in order to fully clarify the case. In particular, as stated in the information note of the Hellenic Police: “The Department of Crimes against Life and Personal Freedom was assigned to conduct a Preliminary Examination to verify the commission of felonies and misdemeanors against Fotini Bakoiorgou, Christina Pispa and the minor children of Fotini Bakoiorgou” .
In the following lines, the chronicle of the disappearance is mentioned: “On 9-10-2021, Maria P., mother of Fotini Bakoiorgou, went to TA Kypselis and declared the disappearance of Fotini’s daughter. Specifically, she stated that at 20:00 on 7-10-2021 her daughter left the house they lived in together on Ioanni Drosopoulos Street in Athens. In the morning hours of 8-10-2021 (one day before she was reported missing), on the sidewalk of Tychis Street 3, in Athens, the body of Fotini Bakoiorgou was found, wrapped in a blanket, without personal belongings, which was transported by EKAV station to “ELPIS” Hospital, where her death was confirmed. The preliminary investigation for the unidentified body was initially undertaken by the A. T. Agios Panteleimonas, which ordered a necropsy.
What did the forensics show?
According to the Medical Examiner who performed the autopsy – necropsy of the body, as stated in the Police bulletin, “The cause of death was identified as “pulmonary edema” and “recent ischemic-type lesions”. From the necropsy, among other things, the descriptive elements of the body emerged and from the investigation it emerged that the body belongs to Fotini Bakoiorgou. Subsequently, the Police Department of Agios Panteleimons forwarded the preliminary investigation material to TA Kypselis.
Then, the case file was submitted to the Athens Prosecutor’s Office. With the order from 1-12-2021 of the Prosecutor of First Instance of Athens, Mr. Georgios Noulis, an order to conduct a preliminary examination was forwarded to the Athens Security Sub-Directorate, to investigate the commission of the crime of “serious bodily harm to the detriment of a weak person – on a continuing basis” of Fotini Bakoiorgou, which was submitted, on 5-4-2022, to the Athens District Attorney.
With the order dated 15-4-2022 of the Athens District Attorney, Mr. Noulis, an order was sent to T. A. Kypselis to conduct a preliminary examination to investigate the commission of the offense of “dangerous domestic bodily harm and complicity in it” at the expense of Fotini Bakoiorgou and of her minor children, which was submitted on 6-6-2022 to the Athens District Attorney. With the order from 13-10-2022 of the First Instance Prosecutor Mrs. Stavroula Augustinakis, an order to conduct a supplementary preliminary examination was sent to the YDEZI/Department of Crimes against Life and Personal Freedom”.
The Homicide Task Force
Experienced Homicide officers wasted no time. They set up a special team to x-ray the case and arrive at the solution to the mystery. As it is characteristically stated, “by YDEZI, a special investigative team consisting of experienced officers and non-commissioned officers was established, with the aim of collecting data and information, as well as processing pre-investigative and informational data in order to investigate the above offenses. The profiles of the two adult victims and their circle of contacts were outlined, their last movements were mapped, the minor children were sought to ascertain their current situation and a number of sworn witness statements were taken.
Martyr’s life with wood, threats, begging and prostitution
As mentioned in the EL.AS note, the investigation of the homicide special team and the profiling revealed the following: “Pagona T. hosted Fotini Bakoiorgou with her minor children in her apartment, at 155 Ioanni Drosopoulou Street in Athens , Maria P., (mother of Fotini), Aikaterini M, (sister of Fotini) with her minor child and an elderly woman, Christina Pispa.
After long and repeated examinations of witnesses who lived in the same apartment building and in the wider area, as well as witnesses who worked in shops near the apartment building, it emerged that Pagona T. and Aikaterini M. had abusive behavior (beating with sticks, threats, insults etc.) at the expense of Fotini Bakoiorgou and they forced her to beg. It should be noted that during the begging, Bakoyorgou was accompanied either by her sister or by Pagona T. In fact, Pagona T. allegedly arranged Bakoyorgou’s sexual meetings with men, for a fee.
Regarding the minor children of Fotini Bakoiorgou, a tenant of the apartment building stated that he had heard Pagona T. hitting them with a wooden object. It should be noted that Fotini Bakoiorgou’s mother was present at the aforementioned events, without making any effort to prevent the above acts”.
The death of the 67-year-old woman – She had been thrown into begging
In the following lines, the result of the Homicide investigation into the death of 67-year-old Christina Pispa, who was hosted by Pagona T. to beg. In addition, he pushed her into passing vehicles in order to collect compensation for any injuries she sustained. Pispa’s death was confirmed by a private doctor on 14-5-2021, while the information (to the doctor) was provided by Fotini Bakoiorgou’s mother. Specifically, he stated that Pispa suffered from various pathological diseases and her death occurred because of them, in an apartment on Aristomenouis Street in Athens. However, the investigation by YDEZI/Department of Crimes against Life and Personal Freedom confirmed that Pispa’s death occurred in the apartment on Ioanni Drosopoulos Street in Athens.
The case file was submitted by the YDEZI/Department of Crimes against Life and Personal Freedom to the Athens District Attorney and the case was referred for main investigation to the 15th Investigative Department of the Athens Court of First Instance”.
The warrants and charges
The special Homicide team, after completing the investigation and collecting the evidence, on Wednesday afternoon carried out an operation in the area of Kypseli and handcuffed the three women. As it is reported “A warrant of arrest was issued against Pagona T for “Serial and professional human trafficking”, “Manslaughter with intent”, “Termination of pregnancy”, “Dangerous physical harm to a weak person – co-habitant and pregnant woman, carried out continuously” and “Physical harm to a weak person – a minor, carried out continuously and continuously”.
An arrest warrant was issued against Aikaterini M., (sister of the victim Fotini Bakoiorgou) for “Complicity in human trafficking, carried out professionally” and 2″Manslaughter with intent”.
An arrest warrant was issued against the mother of the victim, Fotini Bakoiorgou, for violation of the article “Manslaughter with intent”. On the morning of 9-11-2023, the perpetrators will be brought before Mr. Criminal Enforcement Prosecutor, as they were arrested, pursuant to the above arrest warrants”.