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Italian man suspected of femicide found in Germany

By AFP
November 20, 2023
Italian police can be seen in this image. — AFP/File
Italian police can be seen in this image. — AFP/File

ROME: Police have arrested a 22-year-old Italian university student on the run in Germany after allegedly kidnapping and killing his ex-girlfriend, authorities said on Sunday.

Filippo Turetta, 22, a university student from Padua, was found on Sunday driving in his car near Leipzig, Germany following a week-long manhunt by Italian authorities, news reports said.

Turetta and his former girlfriend and fellow student, Giulia Cecchettin, went missing last weekend, but on Saturday, her body was found in a gully near Lake Barcis, about 120-kms north of Venice, her head and neck covered with stab wounds.

Police got a lead earlier this week after video cameras near Cecchettin´s home captured images of Turetta attacking Cecchettin on November 11, before fleeing with her in his car.