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Mysterious siblings’ deaths in Patras: No drugs found in Iris and Malena

The second toxicological examination carried out at the laboratories of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki do not connect the deaths of the two girls, Iris and Malena, with drugs. Further examinations were considered as necessary after the drug ketamine was found in the body of 9-year-old Georgina who died while hospitalized last January..

Georgina was the third child of the Daskalaki-Pispirikou family from Patras to have died within two years.
The first girl to have died was Malena, 3.5 years old who died in 2019, and the second 6-month-old Iris who died in 2021.
The 33-year-old mother was arrested end of March as she was the only person in the hospital room before Georgina passed away.

Police investigation was launched on February 11 after the medically unexplained deaths of the three siblings (KTG reported in details here)  called for the prosecutor’s intervention.

A thorough forensic examination including histological and toxicological analysis detected the substance ketamine in the body of Georgina. Police investigation that questioned several hospital doctors and nurses resulted into the conclusion  that none of them had administered this substance to the girl that is normally used by veterinarians to sedate cats.

For Malena and Iris the second consecutive toxicological examination performed on samples of the two girls, as the first had been performed according to a protocol in the death of the children.

The official conclusion on the cause of the death of the two girls is expected at the end of the week.

According to Alpha TV, this time the cause of their death will not be ‘ambiguous’ and it will be definitely determined the death causes for both Malena and Iris.

“The possibility of deaths caused by suffocation comes to the fore,” Alpha TV noted on Wednesday afternoon.

The option of exhumation the body of Georgina to carry out tests for more drugs in her hair is still open, the media reported.

The case has caused outrage in the Greek society, TV channels, newspapers and life-style magazine devoted hours and thousands of words in covering the mysterious deaths, however, practically with no clues and further evidence.

The discussion was stirred by the parents of the three girls who were almost constantly speaking to the media, sometime accusing and sometime supporting each other.

Apparently following their lawyers advice, both the mother and the father – now separated – stopped their media appearances.

So far, it has not be proven that the mother had acquired the ketamine and that it was she who administered the drug to Georgina.

However, police continues the investigation, examining mobile phones, internet search and contacts of the family.

More reports on the case here on KTG.

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