Limassol -- Police are continuing their investigation into the diappearance of an 18 montth boy who disappeared from his grandmother's house on Friday morning and was found some 2 km away outside Ypsonas cemetery some hours later. Limassol CID chief Ioannis Soteriades saidon Saturday the boy had been examined by a pathologist at Limassol hospital who found he had sustained bruises and scratches. These may have occurred when the boy was grabbed or later when he was abandoned. The boy was discharged from hospital and taken home under police e
Police are investigating a case of abduction and are exploring certain leads, Soteriades said. He would not elaborate.The boy, Stavros Styllis was found by a woman near Ypsonas cemetery. The woman, who was going to the cemetery, heard the child crying and found him wet from rain, sitting in the grass near a wooden shed, some 50 metres from the entrance to the cemetery.
She alerted a passerby who called the family. Police are continuing their investigation and believe they child was abducted and later abandoned at the location he was found.
Police had launched a massive hunt after the boy, son of a colonel in the National Guard, disappeared. Police said the child was on the porch of the house belonging to his grandfather and grandmother when he disappeared. A car was seen leaving the area at high speed. Tracker dogs, council officials, officers of the National Guard and local people took part in the search.