Petrit Zifle, a 63-year-old ethnic Macedonian migrant worker from Albania who worked on a farm on the island of Corfu in Greece – was killed by a 44-year-old local resident after discussing Macedonia’s name in a cafeteria, reported local media.
On November 25, Zifle, known among the locals as “Petros”, joined a debate on the adjacent table, where all the non-‘Greeks’ were defamed and racially abused during an argument about Macedonia. The joining by Zifle into the conversation caused disturbance at the cafeteria, and the victim left the premises after threats by locals that he would be killed.
Later, a 44 year old Golden Dawn (Nazi) member ambushed Zifle as he was walking down the road, killed him with a hunting rifle and dragged his body into a ditch along the local road between Dragotin and Spartha, three kilometers from Lefkimi, where the murder took place.
There, the following day his body was found by a local resident traveling by car.
Police resolved the murder after previously spending five days searching the seabed for a weapon. The breakthrough came after the police uncovered a piece of hunting rifle at the scene of the murder which led them to the culprit.
The killer admitted to the murder and was detained.