The body of six-year-old Sierra Graze, one of the seven victims of serial killer Nicos Metaxas, was found in Memi lake on Wednesday afternoon, reports say.
The Greek Cypriot authorities had announced earlier in the day they would pump some water out of lake Memi in Xyliatos where investigations were continuing to locate the remains of Sierra.
Sierra was the daughter of Mary Rose Tiburcio, 39, from the Philippines, another of the seven victims, five women and two girls.
It was thought by diving specialists that finding the little girl’s body was unlikely because the lake is about 60 metres deep, with many underwater ravines.
The search for Sierra’s remains has been ongoing for nearly two months after the self-confessed serial killer Nicos Metaxas, 35, showed police where he dumped her body. Mother and daughter had been reported missing by their room mate on May 5, 2018.
Sierra was the last of Metaxas’ seven victims to be found. The serial killer admitted to killing the girl, along with her mother, and dumping her body in lake Memi after wrapping her in a sheet and tying it to a cement block.
The first of the bodies discovered by accident down a mine shaft on April 14 was that of Sierra’s mother Mary Rose Tiburcio, bringing to light the first recorded case of serial killing in Cyprus.
Metaxas remains in custody pending the completion of police investigations. He is expected to be charged on Friday with the crimes of murders, kidnapping, abduction, rape, indecent assault, attempting to destroy evidence and obstruction of justice among others.