Both the woman and the officer are now in custody, and the officer’s cousin has also been detained. Amiridis’s wife and Moreira reportedly arranged the murder days in advance.
Investigators found blood on a couch in the Greek envoy’s home in Nova Iguaçu, where he is said to have been stabbed. The policeman’s cousin then helped carry out the body, which they placed in the envoy’s car. They subsequently set the car on fire in a troubled Rio neighborhood with the body inside it. The exact cause of death has not been yet established.
The charred body of Amiridis was discovered on Thursday evening in the car, which was parked under a high overpass. The envoy was last seen on Monday night, while his wife, with whom he has a 10-year-old daughter, reported him missing on Wednesday.
Brazilian President Michel Temer has sent a letter of condolence to Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, saying that the ambassador’s killing had caused him “profound sadness.”