Two men charged with murder of 21-year-old student on Rhodes island



A 19-year old Albanian man and a 21-year-old Greek man have been charged with the murder of 21-year-old Eleni Topaloudi who was an undergraduate at the University of the Aegean on Rhodes island.

The Albanian man has confessed to his involvement in the crime while the local from Rhodes still denies the charges.

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Both were suspects for the killing from the start of the investigation, based on footage obtained from security cameras.

They are accused of killing the girl in the house of one of the two suspects after she refused their sexual advances and resisted.

When she refused, the two men reacted violently. The Albanian accused, reports in his statement that his friend hit the student with an iron object over the head, causing her to fall to the floor unconscious.

Afterward, they drove her body to Lindos and threw her into the sea, where she was found οn November 28.

Reports claim Eleni had not, in fact, died from injuries to her head but drowned when thrown into the sea.

The two young men met at the gym and became friends, and Eleni is said to have met the Greek man on Facebook and was a fellow student of his 19-year-old sister.

Eleni's body has been flown back to Alexandroupoli and will be laid to rest today at her hometown nearby.