Man rapes niece after killing her


Michele Misseri admitted to killing his niece Sarah Scazzi 41 days after she disappeared in the Puglia region.

Misseri, 53, on Wednesday broke down during a 15-hour interrogation and confessed to killing his niece who went missing Aug 26.

An autopsy on her “unrecognisable” decomposed body showed signs of rape after her death, according to investigators in the city of Taranto.

“I strangled her with a cord while I was behind her and I raped her after she was dead,” he told investigators, according to unnamed sources close to the probe, who said the crime occurred in Misseri’s garage.

“This person confessed to killing the girl and he told us where to find find her,” said Taranto investigator Franco Sebastio.

The victim’s mother Concetta Serrano Spagnolo was on Wednesday appearing on a live national television show that aims to solve missing people and murder cases when she learned that police had located her daughter’s body.

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