The mine was operational in the 1950’s when pyrite deposits were found in the area of Kokkinopezoula in Mitsero. The mine stopped operating in 1967.
As the mine was abandoned, a large crater was left. The large crater fills with water during the winter months creating the lake. The water in the lake became red due to the high acid content and it did not allow any living organisms to develop.
Recently, following extensive searches by divers and sonar equipment, a number of suitcases were brought to the surface to reveal the gruesome work of Cyprus’ infamous serial killer.
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