A woman who was found dead in an abandoned Mitsero mine had her hand and feet tied, philenews reported on Monday.
The body was spotted around 3 pm on Sunday by two German tourists who were photographing the abandoned mine and alerted the police.
Nicosia CID head Neophytos Sialos confirmed that the body, which was retrieved by the fire service at around 8:30 pm, belonged to a woman.
The body was in an advanced stage of decomposition and was not intact, CyBC reported.
Police spokesman Andreas Angelides said that police are investigating a possible criminal case.
He added that they are trying to determine the identity of the woman and are awaiting for the results of a post-mortem.
Police are currently searching the area and interviewing residents of nearby villages.
The area has been cordoned off as police investigate.
The body was found by the tourists in the mine-shaft at a depth of 15-20 metres.
After a lengthy operation, authorities managed to removed the body from the shaft.
According to philenews, police found some evidence in the shaft.