Lilia Botusheva, 23, is said to have died along with her boyfriend in a Satanic ritual
Lilia Botusheva, 23, is said to have died along with her boyfriend in a Satanic ritual

Tourists die in ‘satanic ritual’

A TOURIST couple who bled to death in a Greek island guesthouse appear to have been performing a Satanic ceremony before their double suicide on New Year's Eve, authorities say.

Knives, candles and a pentagram symbol - used by devil worshippers - were found in the Airbnb room near the bodies of Lilia Botusheva, 23, and her 30-year-old German boyfriend, The Sun reports.

Ms Botusheva is said to have cut herself while her boyfriend watched before he also killed himself. Picture: Facebook
Ms Botusheva is said to have cut herself while her boyfriend watched before he also killed himself. Picture: Facebook

The sinister arrangement of objects in the blood-soaked apartment led investigators to believe the pair were taking part in a black magic ritual.

The 24 hours before the first full moon of the year is said to be associated with sacrifices and other Satanic practices.

Lilia Botusheva, 23, is said to have died along with her boyfriend in a Satanic ritual. Picture: Facebook
Lilia Botusheva, 23, is said to have died along with her boyfriend in a Satanic ritual. Picture: Facebook

Coroner Angeliki Tsiola said the two appear to have taken their own lives during the ceremony.

Ms Botusheva died first after cutting herself and was fond half-naked on a sofa. She had scars that were possibly caused by similar rituals in the past, reports claimed.

Knives, candles and a Satanic pentangle were found in the Airbnb holiday let in Kefalonia. Picture: Facebook
Knives, candles and a Satanic pentangle were found in the Airbnb holiday let in Kefalonia. Picture: Facebook

The German boyfriend, who was not named, is said to have watched her die then sat in the bath and plunged a knife into his heart.

Their bodies were found on December 31 by the pregnant owner of the guesthouse, where the pair had been staying since Boxing Day after booking online through Airbnb.

Ms Botusheva, a Bulgarian national who studied in Germany, had been reported missing last June and was the subject of an Interpol notice to help find her, according to reports.

Her family also appealed on social media but called off the search after she contacted German authorities to say she was in the city of Erfurt.

Ms Botusheva had been reported missing by her family in Bulgaria last June. Picture: Facebook
Ms Botusheva had been reported missing by her family in Bulgaria last June. Picture: Facebook

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