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Bones, skull of missing man found on west Attica mountains

Hunters found bones and a human skull in a remote place of the Gerania Mountains in western Attica on Saturday. The human remains were identified to belong to a missing man.

Last Saturday noon, a hunter noticed that his dog was digging up bones through bushes in an remote area of Gerania Mountains. Among the dog’s findings was also a human skull.

The hunter was frightened and called the police.

Police officers arrived at the scene, collected the bones and the skull and sent them forensic laboratories for examination.

By Monday, the human remains were identified to belong to a man who was reported as missing in April 2023.

The key point for the identification of the body was the driver’s license, which was found near the bones and belongs to a 49-year-old missing person. The man was reported as “missing” by his partner, a Russian national, on April 5 at the Kallithea Security Department, in southern Athens.

Authorities to leave all possibilities open about the causes of the man’s death.

The medical examiner’s report is expected to shed light on the case and determine the exact causes of the death. According to media, the autopsy report is expected within the next 48 hours.

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