BABIS Anagnostopoulos confessed to murdering his wife at their family home in Greece last month.
But what happened to his wife Caroline Crouch? Here is everything you need to know…
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Who was Caroline Crouch?
Caroline Crouch was a 20-year-old British statistics student who moved to Greece when she was eight.
Caroline met her future husband Babis Anagnostopoulos on the island of Alonissos and the pair married in Portugal in 2019.
They welcomed their daughter Lydia in June, 2020.
What happened to Caroline Crouch?
On May 11, Caroline was tortured and strangled in front of her 11-month-old daughter at her house in an upmarket Athens suburb.
Police found Caroline’s lifeless body next to her crying daughter later that morning.
A police spokesman said he found Babis handcuffed to the floor near Caroline and had duct tape over his eyes and mouth.
The family’s pet husky was also strangled with its own lead and left on a fence.
When did Babis Anagnostopoulos confess to Caroline Crouch’s murder?
On June 17, Babis confessed to murdering his wife after she vowed to leave him.
Babis admitted to smothering her to death more than eight hours of interrogation in the homicide department of Athens’ police headquarters.
“The culprit is her 33-year-old husband who has confessed to the act,” the authorities said in a statement released on June 17.
Police have described him as a “top class actor” after staging the elaborate crime scene and keeping up with the sick charade as the grieving widower for over a month.
The disgraced helicopter pilot even drowned the family dog and hung its body from a stair banister to blame it on the burglars and strengthen his story, investigators said.
According to reports, Babis eventually broke down saying: “That night we had been arguing from early on.
Babis had initially told police that his wife had been murdered by burglars.
He claimed that the criminals tied him up and blindfolded him before putting a gun to his baby’s head and demanding money.
Speaking to reporters on May 14, he said that he had discovered his wife had been murdered when police officers removed the tape covering his eyes.
He is believed to have suffered hypoxia – a potentially fatal lack of oxygen – before wriggling free and calling the police in the early hours of May 11.
Babis told reporters that he “begged” the criminals not to hurt his wife and child.
He said the gang threatened to kill his baby if they did not hand over the money.
The father said he had £10,000 cash in the house because he needed to pay builders for work they had completed on a plot of land the family had recently bought.
Who are Caroline Crouch’s parents?
Caroline’s mother and father moved to the Greek island of Alonissos when Caroline was just eight-years-old.
Her mum, Susan Dela Cuesta, runs a cleaning service on the island with her father who is a former British serviceman.
On May 17, Susan commented on the passing of her daughter.
“There are no words that can express my pain,” she said.
“So many people have spoken about Caroline and what a lovely person she was.
“But for me, her death is too raw for me to speak about her.”