The Committee on Missing Persons in Cyprus (CMP) on Thursday announced the recovery of additional remains of the same individual on a beach at the village of Pervolia/Bahceler.
A press release says that CMP has taken custody of the human remains found accidentally on the beach at the end of December 2019.
“On 22 January, CMP commenced an excavation of a larger part of the Pervolia / Bahceler beach which, thus far, has led to the recovery of additional remains of the same individual. Upon completion of this excavation, the CMP will carry out anthropological and genetic analyses to identify the human remains,” the press release reads.
The CMP extends its warmest sympathy to the families of the missing persons and, once again, is making a plea to all communities on the island to support the Committee’s efforts by providing information on possible burial sites by calling these CMP phone numbers: +357 22 400142 (Greek Cypriot Member`s Office) and 181 (Turkish Cypriot Member`s Office).
Cyprus has been divided since 1974, when Turkey invaded and occupied its northern third. Since then, the fate of hundreds of people remains unknown. A Committee on Missing Persons has been established, upon agreement between the leaders of the two communities, with the scope of exhuming, identifying and returning the remains of missing persons to their relatives.