Rome, Italy – A lawyer is offering a €10,000 reward for information leading to the conviction of the killer of a young Italian woman who was found decapitated and dumped on the floor of a car.
The office of the former prosecutor for the northern province of Bergamo, known as the ‘Carmelian’, opened its doors on Monday to the public.
“We have no idea what happened to Maria, but the prosecutor is trying to identify her and bring her back to the family, which is why we are offering the reward,” attorney Luca Carmelini told AFP news agency.
“If she is found, the family can have her buried in a mass grave.
If she is not found, it could be a matter of life and death for the family.”
The 33-year-old was discovered decapitated in the trunk of a Nissan Maxima parked in a Bergamo public park on December 14.
Her head was bound with rope and her headdress was torn off.
The driver, aged in his 20s, was arrested on Monday and is being interrogated by police, but has not yet been formally charged.
The prosecutor said the motive for the killing remains unclear, but she had previously said she had no motive.