The post mortem examination revealed that the Belgian tourist was shot on the head, just behind the ear. The motive of the crime remain unknown. Attica police has excluded the possibility of robbery.
The tourist was staying at a hotel in the area of Syndagma square, central Athens. The body was found by a resident of Neos Kosmos who called the police.
Police said that the victim had no criminal record and a request has been sent to Interpol and the Belgian authorities to examine is he had a criminal record in another country.