Italian cops have opened a murder investigation after they discovered a man had texted his lover “if I die it was my wife” shortly before his death earlier this year.
The incident took place in the Italian city of Turin, the capital of the Piedmont region in the north of the country, when a 50-year-old man was found lifeless in his apartment on 4th April after his wife raised the alarm.
The death was not treated as suspicious by investigators at first because the unnamed man had reportedly been suffering from a tumour in his oral cavity that had been extremely debilitating and he was also suffering from a severe addiction to alcohol, according to local media outlets.
But after she found out about his death, his mistress, also unnamed but who reportedly lives in the region of Apulia on the other side of the country, retrieved the old text message that he sent her and informed the Carabinieri, an Italian police force linked with the military.
The Turin public prosecutor’s office ordered that the man’s body be exhumed and an autopsy performed.
The autopsy results showed that the man had suffered internal injuries which were reportedly compatible with being strangled to death.
The investigation investigators suspicions investigators became even more suspicious when they received multiple pieces of testimony that said the couple argued a lot.
Investigators have now officially listed the dead man’s wife as a suspect.
She has reportedly not yet been detained and the investigation is in its early stages.
The Ananova page is created by and dedicated to professional, independent freelance journalists. It is a place for us to showcase our work. When our news is sold to our media partners, we will include the link here.