An upheaval arose in the court process of the much-acclaimed murder case her 43-year-old Romanian woman Aciu Flopjca – Aurica of Vasile, mother of three children in 2014, with defendant 54-year-old Albanian citizen Aleksander’s Zoto Jani who from the first moment denied his involvement in this heinous crime.
As the “Demokratiki” newspaper reveals today, he was arrested in Germany in July Pakistani who, as it emerged from a palm print, was ultimately the perpetrator of the murder.
The Pakistani was arrested in Germany for shoplifting and after an investigation the fingerprint was identified, while the suspect allegedly he confessed that he had killed the unfortunate mother.
In April 2023, “Demokratiki” revealed that the non-involvement of the 54-year-old, who was sentenced in June 2015 to life imprisonment, in the heinous crime was proven. Thus he was released with the restrictive conditions of being prohibited from leaving the country and appearing once a month at the police station of his place of residence.
The evidence was fingerprints taken from bathroom tiles, next to the lifeless body of the 43-year-old, and belonged to a Pakistani, who lived with his compatriots in an apartment on the first floor of the apartment building, where the crime was committed.
In the previous trial before the Mixed Court of Appeal of the Dodecanese, a police officer had testified that the specific crime could not have been committed by the accused within 6 minutes, specifically from 01.38 when he left his job at a bakery and at 01.44 when he called to inform about the crime to the authorities.
The Court had ordered to examine the footage from the cameras of the pastry shop where the accused worked to the scene of the crime and further to declassify the phone calls made on mobile phones.
The Directorate of Criminal Investigations (7th Digital Evidence Examination Department) duly submitted a laboratory expert report, confirming the defendant’s claims, which showed that he was calling his partner and that he was not justified in having committed the crime at the time it was allegedly committed, as he was in his work!
The timeline of the case
Her April 14, 2014 at 13.54 the Kos Security Department was notified by the Kos Police Department that a woman had been found dead in the Platani area.
The police went to the scene at 2:00 p.m., where the 54-year-old was waiting for them, who, shaking, was shouting:
“She got slaughtered guys, I can’t believe it, who did it guys?”
The 54-year-old led the police to his home, where her body was found in the bathroom 43 years old. The corpse was in a supine position, was naked from the waist down and her underwear was pulled down to the knees and bore a transverse incision about eight to ten centimeters long in the vulva region, a cutting instrument wound in the carotid region and a incision on the outer side of the left breast.
Officers found that there were no signs of tampering on the apartment door, nor on the living room patio door, and that the house key was on the outside of the door, which was open.
The 54-year-old claimed that he opened the apartment door with his keys, as well as the balcony door, which was closed but not locked. He claimed to have opened the balcony door, calling for help from the neighbours.
The 54-year-old, who was previously in a pastry shop, where he works, a short distance from the scene of the crime, presented an alibi. His employer confirmed that he was at work, while the same emerged from the search of the store’s security cameras, as well as the examination of employees.
His defense attorneys insisted on the fact that the investigations carried out showed that he was at work at the time the crime was committed, while they further argued that the killer is at large and the DNA tests did not reveal any evidence against him, while genetic material from an unknown man was found on the victim’s fingernail, right hand and pants.
A bread knife, 31 cm long, was found in the kitchen area, which was placed in a glass with other washed cutlery and which, as it was found, had dried blood around the point where the blade joins the handle, as well as skin tissue on his teeth.
According to neighbors’ statements, they heard voices (in Romanian…) and a call for help from the particular apartment around one in the afternoon and a few minutes later (around half past one), her partner appeared shocked and trembling, saying that he found her murdered .