Two men, a 72-year-old pharmacist and his 27-year-old son, were found dead in their home in Serres, northern Greece. Their bodies were found by the elder man’s daughter around 10:00 pm on July 28. Greek police and EMTs were immediately called to the scene but unfortunately the two men had already passed away.
Their bodies were found in the first floor apartment of a two-story building. According to the preliminary forensic investigation, the two men bore multiple stab wounds.
The 72-year-old was found lying in a pool of his own blood on the living room floor, while the son was spotted near the apartment’s entrance. Greek authorities were puzzled by the crime scene and are currently investigating multiple scenarios.
The most unlikely scenario is that of a robbery gone terribly wrong, since there were no signs of a break-in, there was nothing missing and the scene did not appear messy enough to justify a robbery.
Police officers are also investigating whether there was a fight between father and son, which lead to the tragic outcome. According to the police, the son was facing psychological problems and had been hospitalized in a psychiatric clinic in the past.
Finally, authorities are also looking into another scenario. They believe that a third person who knew the victims might have fought with the two men and ended up murdering them. This scenario appears more likely, since police have not yet found the knife that was used for the crime.
The autopsy and forensic investigation are expected to bring important clues to light regarding the events that led to the double homicide.