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Heart betrayed unidentified homeless man

An autopsy on Friday found that a homeless man – thought to be Polish – found dead in Limassol had died of a heart attack while police are awaiting the results of DNA testing to confirm his identity.

A passer-by found the man’s body in an abandoned shack in in the centre of Yermasoyia’s tourist area late on Thursday. The autopsy was carried out by Sophocles Sophocleous on Friday.

Also on Friday, the police said the man was known in the area but only by a nickname. The people he encountered before his death had been able to tell them the man had been 58-years-old and a Polish national. They also said he had been a heavy drinker.

The police have determined that the man appears to have been living in the small shack within a car-park situated behind Yermasoyia’s bustling bars and restaurants.

A mattress and the man’s few personal belongings were found at the scene.

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