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Wife of murdered Greek ambassador, policeman detained

Published:Friday | December 30, 2016 | 6:45 PM

Police in Rio de Janeiro have detained the wife of a murdered Greek ambassador's and three other people on suspicion of involvement in his death.

The envoy, Kyriakos Amiridis, had been missing since Monday.

His body was found in the trunk of a burnt-out car on the outskirts of Rio de Janeiro yesterday.

Police suspect Mr Amiridis, 59, was the victim of a crime of passion.

His Brazilian wife, Francoise Amiridis, and a local policeman are being questioned.