The Police suspect that two people were probably involved in the recent murder of famed Greek author Menis Koumantareas in Kipseli, late at night on Friday. The medical examiner report shows that the victim appeared to have not resisted the blows against him and attempted strangulation, suggesting that one assailant kept him down, while the other attacked him.
Police officers have focused their efforts on a man from the Balkan region who appears to have known the victim and had arranged to meet. The suspect has not been located so far and the police are scanning phone calls made from Koumantareas mobile phone in an effort to narrow down the ring of suspects.
The fact that the assailants did not use a weapon or knife in their brutal attack, in conjunction with the careful search in the victim’s apartment indicates to the police that the assailants probably knew the 83-year-old author and may have been determined to kill him, rather than leave him immobilized.
In the past the victim had filed a complaint against two Albanian men, whom he accused of attempting to extort him. The police do not rule out the possibility that they may be involved. The police investigation is reportedly on “a good path”, with officers revealing that they are also examining DNA and fingerprint samples that were found on the crime scene.