ROMA, April 5. /TASS/. A Russian national, who was working in Italy, packed her dead daughter’s body into a suitcase and threw it into the sea in the city of Rimini, Italy’s RAI news 24 TV channel reported on Wednesday.
According to previous reports, a suitcase containing a 27-year-old woman’s body was found in one of the city’s channels on March 25. The Italian police identified the dead woman as a Russian national. The body was severely malnourished.
RAI news 24 says that the 48-year-old mother, who worked in Italy as a nurse, has already returned to Russia and confessed her crime. The dead body had already started to decompose by the time it had been found. As it became known, the young woman was prone to anorexia and had been repeatedly hospitalized.
Detectives have determined that the young lady had died from malnutrition. Before packing her daughter’s body into the suitcase and throwing it away, the mother had kept it at home for several days.
Sources in the Consular Department of the Russian Embassy in Rome told TASS that the embassy had forwarded all the necessary documents to the Italian authorities in order to confirm the dead woman’s nationality. "We have not received an official response yet," the sources said.