The documentary Caroline: The Murder That Fooled the World premiered in the UK late on Thursday 17 February.
The theme of the 90-minute tape shown in Channel 5, was the resonant murder of 20-year-old Caroline Crouch by her pilot husband Babis Anagnostopoulos and the events that preceded her death. The key evidence in the case of her murder were entries in the diary of a young woman.
Before the premiere, British nationalworld.com presented the main events of the high-profile murder and talked about Caroline Crouch. The girl was born in Liverpool and moved to Greece at the age of eight, along with her British father David Crouch and Filipino mother Susan de la Cuesta. She grew up on the island of Alonissos.
On May 11, 2021, Caroline was found dead in a house near Athens, where she lived with her husband and baby daughter. Her husband Babis Anagnostopoulos reported to the police, and the law enforcement officers who arrived found the body of a 20-year-old woman in bed, next to her 11-month-old daughter, who died of suffocation in her sleep. The child was found unharmed.
Anagnostopoulos, 33, told police that his wife was killed by a gang of foreign robbers and that he and Crouch were tied up. However, during a lengthy investigation, his testimony was not confirmed. The police found Crouch’s biometric watch in the house, where her pulse readings were preserved on the day of death.
Later, after an eight-hour interrogation in the homicide department of the Athens police department, Anagnostopoulos was forced to confess that he had strangled his wife with a pillow during an argument witnessed by his young daughter. The police report says:
“An investigation into the murder of a 20-year-old woman that took place on May 11, 2021 in Glyka Nera. The perpetrator turned out to be her 33-year-old husband, who confessed to the crime.”
The deceased met Greek pilot Anagnostopoulos on Alonissos and the couple married in Portugal in 2019. In June 2020, their daughter was born.
Police named Greek pilot as a “first rate actor” after he staged a crime scene while handcuffed to the floor with duct tape over his eyes and mouth.