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Police Question Killings, Bones

November 24, 1997

BRUSSELS, Belgium (AP) _ Police interrogated a pastor’s daughter again Monday, not about the five relatives she already has confessed to killing, but about other bones found in her father’s cellar.

Four days ago, Agnes Pandy, 39, confessed to helping her father _ Andras Pandy, a 71-year-old Hungarian pastor _ kill her mother and four other relatives in the 1980s.

Her confession, reported by Assistant Prosecutor Lieve Deneulin over the weekend, has raised more questions about the murders for which Andras Pandy was arrested last month.

One puzzle is about bones found in one of the pastor’s homes. They are human remains but genetic tests have shown they did not belong to any family members.

Police also want to locate another of the pastor’s daughters, Tunde, who disappeared in 1989.

Agnes Pandy has admitted to killing five people between 1986 and 1989: her mother, Ilona Sores; her two brothers, Daniel and Zoltan; her stepmother, Edith Fintor, and the woman’s daughter, Andrea.

She has been charged with murder and faces a charge of attempted murder in connection with a 1985 assault on a stepsister who bore a son with Andras Pandy.

Her arrest Thursday came as a surprise _ since she had been the one to notify police in 1992 that family members were missing. She also denounced her father for sexually abusing her and her stepsisters.

The elder Pandy has denied any wrongdoing and told police he had no knowledge of his family’s whereabouts. He has been in Belgium since 1957, leading religious services and teaching religion.

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