She had vanished into thin air for 12 days with her husband from Cremonese, where they resided: Rossella Cominotti, 53, was found dead this morning in a hotel room in Mattarana, a hamlet of Carrodano in the province of La Spezia, by cleaning staff. She is the 110th victim of femicide in our country in 2023. According to investigators, her husband, Alfredo Zenucchi, 57, killed her.
The man was stopped in Lunigiana after an escape that lasted a few hours, and confessed to the carabinieri. The couple would have decided to die together, but after killing his wife, he would not have been able to take his own life and would have fled. The motive remains a mystery, from the first activities of the carabinieri no jealous or economic motivations emerged.
Near the body of the victim, found lying on the bed with deep stab wounds, the probable murder weapon was found: a straight razor with which the murderer would have hit her several times.
The husband, stopped in a car at a Carabinieri checkpoint in Lunigiana in Terrarossa, in the municipality of Licciana Nardi, in the province of Massa Carrara, did not resist and was immediately subjected to interrogation.
The couple had not been heard from for about two weeks: husband and wife, residents of Cavatigozzi on the outskirts of Cremona, are the owners of a newsstand in the center of Bonemerse in front of the Town Hall. A relative of Rossella in the last few hours had launched a vain appeal on Facebook to find her, denouncing that "in the family there is a lot of fear" about her fate.
"We're looking for Scarlett. She and her husband have been missing from home for 12 days now. - he wrote - He lives in Bonemerse. Phones don't even receive whatsapp and calls anymore. Give us a hand." But then the discovery of the woman's body and the manhunt between Liguria and Tuscany, after an unorganized escape, lasted a handful of hours.
Reserved, "even shy" in spite of the work they had decided to do, the newsagents, always in contact with people: this is how Cavatigozzi's neighbors and Bonemerse's customers describe Rossella and Alfredo. In the province of Cremona, between the district of the capital where they lived in a terraced house and the town in the city belt where they had taken over the business just over a year ago, "more than once they found it closed", they speak of a couple like many others. "Never heard screaming, never witnessed any particular quarrels." Yet Cominotti and Zenucchi, who just yesterday turned 57, appeared "strange" to some of the neighbors.
Were it not because they saw very little of each other and had almost non-existent relations with the neighborhood, despite the fact that the residence complex is made up of houses attached to each other.
"We've hardly ever seen him and we've talked to her three times in all. And to say good morning or good evening."
For months, the house had seemed abandoned. The grass in the garden has grown immeasurably and we have cut it ourselves," say some neighbors, also extending the shadow of alleged economic problems. Only once was there a confrontation: "Also quite the dogs and the way they kept them. Always free, almost abandoned to themselves," reveals a neighbor. We complained and he almost assaulted us." A trivial neighborhood quarrel, almost a premonitory sign of what could have happened.
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