Nikos Metaxas

the Cyprus serial killer, Orestes, Mitsero murders

  Active for 3 years
(2016-2018) in Cyprus




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Nikos Metaxas a Greek-Cypriot serial killer known as the Cyprus serial killer Orestes and the Mitsero murders. Metaxas confessed to killing seven foreign national women and young girls in Cyprus between 2016 and 2018. He worked as a captain in the Cypriot National Guard. He met his victims on online dating sites, killing five women victims as well as killing two of the victims daughters aged six and eight, over a three-year period. Metaxas stuffed some of his victims bodies in suitcases, sinking them in a nearby lakes, wells and mine shafts. He is also accused of the rape of a teenage girl between 2016 and 2017, the victim survived the attack and came forward to file a complaint after his arrest. Nikos Metaxas was arrested on April 18, 2019.

Nikos Metaxas Serial Killer Profile

Serial Killer Nikos Metaxas (aka) the Cyprus serial killer, Orestes, Mitsero murders, was active for 3 years between 2016-2018, known to have ( 7 confirmed / 7 possible ) victims. This Serial Killer was active in the following countries: Cyprus

He married, estranged from his wife. He had two children.

In 2016 Nikos Metaxas started his killing spree, during his crimes as a serial killer he was known to rape, and murder his victims.

He was arrested on April 18th 2019, convicted on June 24th 2019, sentenced to life imprisonment, seven terms at the Central Jail of Nicosia in the Republic of Cyprus.

Profile Completeness: 46%
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Nikos Metaxas has been listed on Killer.Cloud since June of 2019 and was last updated 4 years ago.

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Nikos Metaxas
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Updated: 2020-04-16 Collected by Killer.Cloud
General Information
Name: Nikos Metaxas
Nickname: the Cyprus serial killer, Orestes, Mitsero murders
Victims: 7 - 7
Years Active: 2016 - 2018
Active Countries: Cyprus
Gender: Male
Sexual Preference: heterosexual
Marital Status: married, estranged from his wife
Children: two children
Living With: N/A
Childhood Information
D.O.B.: N/A
Birth Location: N/A
Birth Order: N/A
Siblings: N/A
Raised By: N/A
Birth Category: N/A
Mother: N/A
Father: N/A

Cognitive Ability
Highest School: N/A
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Arrested: Apr 18, 2019
Convicted: Jun 24, 2019
Sentence: life imprisonment, seven terms
Prison Location: the Central Jail of Nicosia in the Republic of Cyprus
Executed: N/A
Previous Crimes: N/A
Previous Jail: N/A
Previous Prison: N/A

Death Information
Death Date: N/A
Cause of Death: N/A
Death Location: N/A
Killed In Prison: N/A
Suicide: N/A
4 Timeline Events of Serial Killer
Nikos Metaxas

The 4 dates listed below represent a timeline of the life and crimes of serial killer Nikos Metaxas. A complete collection of serial killer events can be found on our Serial Killer Timeline.

Date Event Description
Nikos Metaxas started his serial killing spree. #2016
Nikos Metaxas ended his serial killing spree. #2018
Apr 18 2019
Nikos Metaxas arrested. #20190418
Jun 24 2019
Nikos Metaxas was convictedand sentenced to life imprisonment, seven terms at the Central Jail of Nicosia in the Republic of Cyprus.  #20190624
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rape TRUE 453
living with children FALSE 268

Books that Mention Nikos Metaxas

Book: Paradosiaká (mentions serial killer Nikos Metaxas)
Eleni Kallimopoulou

1 Books that mention Serial Killer
Nikos Metaxas

ISBN10 Book Title Killers
0754666301 Paradosiaká 1

Nikos Metaxas (Greek: Νίκος Μεταξάς; born in 1984) is a Greek Cypriot former army officer and convicted serial killer. He confessed to the Mitsero murders, in which five women and two girls were killed. He has been charged by the Supreme Court of Cyprus with seven life sentences.

External References
  1. Jack Guy, Body of child is seventh found in search for Cyprus serial killer victims on, Retrieved on Jun 18, 2019.
  2. Tariq Tahir, Cyprus serial killer victim found in suitcase ‘is eight-year-old girl who was killed along with her mum’ on, Retrieved on Jun 18, 2019.
  3. Cyprus serial killer Nikos Metaxas handed seven life sentences on, Retrieved on Jun 24, 2019.
  4. Bouli Hadjioannou, Mitsero murders: Suspect said to be linked to seven victims on, Retrieved on Jun 24, 2019.
  5. Serial killer’s SIM card points to more women on, Retrieved on Jul 6, 2019.
  6. Q63431875 on, Retrieved on Apr 16, 2020.
  7. Nikos Metaxas on, Retrieved on Apr 16, 2020.
  8. Mitsero murders on, Retrieved on Apr 16, 2020.
Internal References

Nikos Metaxas is included in the following pages on Killer.Cloud the Serial Killer Database

  1. #1 of 1[ Page 1 ] of Serial Killers active in Cyprus
  2. #5 of 59[ Page 1 ] of Recent Serial Killers sorted by Most Recent
  3. #130 of 307[ Page 9 ] of Serial Killer Rapist sorted by Confirmed Victims
  4. #245 of 651[ Page 17 ] of serial killers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  5. #341 of 651[ Page 23 ] of serial killers sorted by Years Active
  6. #401 of 651[ Page 27 ] of the A-Z List of Serial Killers
  7. #451 of 651[ Page 31 ] of serial killers sorted by Profile Completeness
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