Son arrested after mother’s remains found in Ikea bag

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A man in Italy has reportedly confessed to murdering his mother before dismembering her body and discarding the parts in scattered shopping bags after police found one Ikea bag containing parts of her body.

Some of the woman's remains were found in an Ikea shopping bag in the Italian city of Naples and now the suspect has been identified as Eduardo Chiarolanza, 47.

He has reportedly admitted to authorities that he killed his mother, Eleonora Di Vicino, 85.

The elderly woman disappeared at the end of last month and the first person to raise concerns about her was an acquaintance of her and her sister, investigators told local media. 

The son allegedly confessed to killing his elderly mother. Source: Australscope
The son allegedly confessed to killing his elderly mother. Source: Australscope

After investigating for a few days, police determined the main suspect was one of the elderly woman's three children, Eduardo, who lived with her.

Friends and family reportedly told the police that he had been suffering from problems since becoming unemployed a few years ago.

After initially denying everything, the man allegedly confessed on September 10, telling police he had tried to dispose of the body.

Police have since found blood in the apartment where the murder is alleged to have taken place. They are currently working to discover exactly when the woman was killed.

Police are also attempting to locate the victim's other body parts using sniffer dogs. The first body parts to be found were discovered in a blue Ikea bag that was thrown away earlier this month.

The investigation is ongoing.


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