With the time of death of the body found last Thursday morning near the Floka dam of Alpheios being placed at the same time as the disappearance of the unfortunate taxi driver from Plutochori Ilias, his relatives and friends are anxiously awaiting the final DNA results obtained from the body and which will identify if it is Nikos, who has been missing for 45 days.

According to information from patrisnews, from the autopsy performed by the coroner of Patras, Andreas Gotsi, it emerged that the features of the body were unrecognizable. The cause of death was determined to be drowning in fresh water, the unfortunate man’s lungs being filled with water and mud.

As for the period of time he has been dead, the autopsy shows that his death has occurred approximately 6 to 7 weeks, a period which is identical to that of 45 days.

It is worth noting that the body of the unfortunate man bore no injuries, while a special element is that his body was covered by about 7 millimeters of mud that had created a thick layer, which together with the wet environment in which he was and the lack of contact of the body with oxygen, significantly delayed its decay compared to what it would have had it been on land.

Also, the same information states that the body will be identified by taking genetic material which appears to be unaltered and well preserved.

Specifically, a sample is expected to be taken from the bones, which will be compared with a sample taken from his relatives, most likely his parents. “We don’t expect any surprises, but we have to wait for the official data.

We may have the results in our hands relatively quickly. Of course, this is also related to the workload of the laboratories in Athens and whether there are other more urgent cases,” said Mr. Gotsis specifically.