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ITALY Monster of Florence - 1968-1985

Discussion in 'Europe: Cold Cases' started by Romulus, Jun 16, 2018.

  1. Romulus

    Romulus In the earth of missing person

  2. Lily

    Lily Bronze Member

    26 JULY 2017

    FLORENCE- The investigation into the Monster of Florence murders has reopened, linking the eight double murders to a “strategy of tension” and a new 86-year-old suspect, Giampiero Vigilanti, according to local authorities.

    The Monster of Florence refers to a series of double murders between 1968 and 1985 around the Florence area. The victims were young couples parked down lovers’ lanes or camping and they suffered both gunshot and stab wounds, with the female usually found mutilated. The Public Prosecutor, Paolo Canessa, has always worked on the case and is now officially investigating former legionary and Prato resident Vigilanti, local newspapers have said. Four local men were previously convicted, although many believe them innocent, along with others who were later released following the other murders. The Monster of Florence murders are, therefore, still shrouded in mystery in Italy.

    Vigilanti, the new suspect, is believed to have known Pietro Pacciani, one of the four men convicted; they both lived in the village of Vicchio, in Mugello, in 1951 when Pacciani murdered his love rival after surprising him with his girlfriend. Shortly after the first double murder and before Vicchio was accused, Vigilanti enrolled in the Foreign Legion. The pensioner is also associated with right-wing groups. Vigilanti has been questioned by Canessa various times over the last few months and driven to the crimes of the scenes.

    “I am not scared, I am clean”, the ex-legionary told Tuscany’s Tgr Rai, “I have always had four guns”. He added: “They [the inspectors] came to me and never left, therefore I want to say that I am clean”. However, it has been revealed that one of the guns in his possession was the Beretta calibro 22, the same gun used in the murders. The guns cannot be found although they are registered as normal, for which Vigilanti gives the explanation: “I was robbed and I reported it”.

    Giampero Vigilanti, new suspect for Monster of Florence crimes

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  3. Lily

    Lily Bronze Member

    These crimes remind me of the Texarkana Moonlight Murders in the 40's, and to some extent Zodiac.... all targetting parked couples... and all of them unsolved.

    The sexual mutilation of the women is imo the signature of a lust murderer.
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