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Greek Ambassador to Brazil Is Feared Dead, in a Possible Homicide

RIO DE JANEIRO — Greece’s envoy to Brazil is dreaded dead, after a body was found on Thursday evening inside an auto he had leased, deserted outside Rio de Janeiro. He had not been seen since Monday, and crime investigators have been appointed to the case.

The minister, Kyriakos Amiridis, 59, was most recently seen in Rio de Janeiro. On Thursday evening, police found the auto on a street close Nova Iguaçu, a city in the condition of Rio de Janeiro. It was not clear why Mr. Amiridis, who was situated in Brasília and going by Rio de Janeiro for the occasions, would be in the territory. He was booked to profit to work for Jan. 9.

“We are not idealistic that the body won’t be his, as he was the one that leased the auto,” Stratos Efthimiou, a representative for the Greek Foreign Ministry in Athens, said in a phone meet on Friday morning.

Manslaughter criminologists in Rio de Janeiro were exploring, as per the police there.

The Brazilian daily paper O Globo reported that the auto had been found and that a measurable examination of the body was in progress.

As indicated by his official memoir, Mr. Amiridis, considered law at Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and got a graduate degree in European law from the Sorbonne in Paris before doing postgraduate work in global punitive law.

He started his vocation as an attaché at the Foreign Ministry in Athens. His first posting abroad was in 1988 at the Greek Embassy in Belgrade, then the capital of Yugoslavia and now of Serbia. In 1993, he moved to the Greek appointment to the European Union, situated in Brussels.

From 2001 to 2004, Mr. Amiridis was the Greek diplomat general in Rio de Janeiro. This year, he came back to Brazil, as the envoy. His better half is Brazilian, and they have a high school little girl.

Between the Brazil spells, Mr. Amiridis was Greece’s diplomat general in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, and envoy to Libya, among different postings.

Nova Iguaçu has around 800,000 inhabitants, and is around 31 miles northwest of Rio de Janeiro’s acclaimed South Zone, which incorporates Ipanema and Copacabana. Mr. Amiridis and his better half had purchased a condo in Nova Iguaçu, as per Brazilian news reports.

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