Cyprus Police Say Mystery Corpse Could Be Country's Former Leader

Cyprus police say a body found at a Nicosia cemetery could be the stolen corpse of former president Tassos Papadopoulos.

Spokesman Michalis Katsounotos said a tip-off led police to the corpse late Monday. But he wouldn't elaborate in what state the corpse was or what evidence investigators have to lead them to believe it could be that of the former Greek Cypriot leader.

Katsounotos said DNA testing would be carried out to positively identify the body.

Papadopoulos' corpse was stolen from a graveyard in suburban Nicosia on Dec. 11 — the eve of the first anniversary of his death from lung cancer. The motive remains a mystery.

Papadopoulos was president from 2003 to 2008.