Cyprus police find suitcases at bottom of lake where suspected serial killer claims he dumped bodies

A pair of suitcases were found at the bottom of a lake by police on Sunday 28th April, as they were hunting for victims of a man who has allegedly confessed to killing seven women and girls in Cyprus.

Nikos Metaxas, a 35-year-old army officer, told investigators he had put three bodies in luggage that he dumped in the water, a police official said.

Search teams intensified their operation after the two women’s bodies were found in a disused mineshaft at the beginning of April - a discovery which shocked the Mediterrenean island. 

Another woman's corpse was also found about nine miles away.