A man has reportedly confessed to murdering his mum and scattering her dismembered body across a city – in IKEA bags.
Eduardo Chiarolanza, 47, is said to have admitted killing Eleonora Di Vicino, 85, in Naples, according to local media.
The elderly woman had previously been reported missing after an acquaintance of her and her sister raised concerns with police towards the end of August, according to investigators.
Police later found a shopping bag, which contained human remains, before identifying their suspect.
Following a probe, officers determined that their main suspect was the elderly woman’s son – Eduardo Chiarolanza.
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He was living with his mother at the time.
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, on September 10 Chiarolanza allegedly confessed that he had indeed killed his mother and disposed of her body afterwards.
He has been arrested by police, Italian newspaper Voce di Napoli reports.
Officers have since found blood in the apartment Chiarolanza shared with his mother.
It is believed to be the location where the murder allegedly took place.
They are currently working to discover exactly when Chiarolanza murdered and dismembered his mother.
Police are also still attempting to locate the victim’s other body parts, which were also placed into shopping bags and reportedly discarded.
They will use sniffer dogs in the city in an attempt to find the missing bags.
The first body parts discovered in a blue IKEA bag that police believe was discarded last week at the latest.
The investigation is still ongoing.
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