They are Crime+Investigationyes Tuesday 23 May at 22.55, it will be broadcast Nameless Monsters – Turin. After the success of the previous seasons on the unsolved crimes of Rome, Milan and Genoa, the latter theater of the reopening of one of the cases dealt with thanks to the series (The Crime of the drill – victim Maria Luigia Borrelli), the original production returns which investigates the most mysterious cold houses in Italy, and this time it lands in the Savoyard capital. Once again this year an exceptional conductor will accompany us on a journey to discover the truth: the theater actor and host of Radio 24, Matteo Caccia. Here’s one clip with intro it’s a presentation clips of the case ‘The imprint on coffee: the end of Giorgia’, broadcast on 30 May.
Nameless Monsters – Turin, in four episodes, chronicles unsolved crimes that occurred between the 1950s and 1990s. Through scrupulous interviews with experts, lawyers and the families of the victims, Matteo Caccia will explore four cold houses that have Turin and its province as a backdrop. These are the stories of four innocent people who are still waiting for justice: Mario Gilberti, Giorgia Padoan, Eleuterio Codecà and Franca Demichela.
An editorial project which, also this year, becomes cross-media, uniting TV and radio. Crime+Investigation and Radio 24, in fact, renew their partnership in the creation of a new multi-channel project involving multiple platforms. The same content declined in different ways: the intensity of the voice on one side, the strength of the images on the other, a single conductor to guide the viewers/listeners.
Starting from 23 May every Tuesday at 15.00 within the program M_atteo Caccia narra_ on Radio 24, Matteo Caccia will present the radio version of the story, with the stories and key elements of the four unsolved cases; on the same day, at 10.55 pm, viewers will be able to see with their own eyes on Sky channel 119, the stories that Matteo has told on the radio.
DIABOLICH, THE GRAPHOMAN ASSASSIN SIGNS THE PERFECT CRIME
The case of Mario Giliberti – Aired on May 23rd
In February 1958, Mario Giliberti, a FIAT worker, was found killed, battered by 18 stab wounds, in somewhat mysterious circumstances. The murder was made known by the assassin himself who sent a letter to both the Police Headquarters and the press in which, with a play on words he indicated the crime scene, said he had taken revenge on a friend who had betrayed him and signed himself “Diabolich” , like the protagonist of the crime novel “They killed at night” by Italo Fasan. The killer also left a note at the crime scene: “Will you be able to find the killer?”.
At the center of a bitter legal battle, fought with handwriting expertise, there was a single suspect, a friend of the victim, a young man from a wealthy family who had done his military service with him and who with him was the center of gossip about an alleged “particular friendship” that bound them (as the newspapers of the time defined it). Inconclusive investigations, the media case thanks to the various letters-rebus sent by the murderer to the press, the danger of a sensational miscarriage of justice will make the legend of the perfect crime grow. In 1962, the Giussani sisters gave life to the successful comic book character Diabolik, openly declaring that they were inspired by crime news. The mysterious and mocking killer of via Fontanesi has remained so in history.
THE FOOTPRINT ON THE COFFEE: THE END OF GIORGIA
The case of Giorgia Padoan – Aired on May 30th
It is February 9, 1988, Giorgia Padoan, beautiful, tall, lively and intelligent, opens the door of her house in the center of Turin, sure of letting in a friend who would never hurt her, a robust young man, one meter tall and about eighty, wearing size 44 shoes. Giorgia offers a coffee to her guest who however attacks her trying to strip her of the pajamas she wore to abuse her, but without success. Giorgia fought with all her strength, but she had to succumb to her killer who tightened a heavy bike chain around her neck until he killed her. In the scuffle, the two cups of coffee fell to the ground and the killer left a mark, an imprint of his size 44 shoe on the coffee. It looks like a murder narrated by Agatha Christie, initially easy to solve, with many plausible hypotheses that could have turned the investigation around. But this breakthrough will never come.
In 2013, the file was reopened starting from a phone call that Giorgia’s father had received at home a few days after the murder. A boy with a soft r had asked him for her forgiveness, confessing that he was the culprit of her, but that he had killed her unintentionally, by accident. The phone call was promptly recorded and an audio report established a serious compatibility between the voice on the phone and that of a former student of Giorgia’s degree course, already heard at the time. The man, with a clean record, who over time became a professor, was investigated for voluntary homicide and interrogated after an unsuccessful house search. The professor, during the interrogation, declared himself heart disease and therefore unable to support the heavy accusations; he denied knowing Giorgia and produced an alibi for the day of her death. The Prosecution had to give up because there was not enough evidence to support a charge in court. After 34 years, the killer is still shrouded in shadow.
THE MYSTERIOUS DEATH OF ERIO CODECÀ, CLASS ENEMY
The case of Eleuterio Codecà – On air on 6 June
On April 16, 1952, a shot in the night hit the engineer Eleuterio Codecà, who had left the house to walk his dog. Aged 53, one of the most important FIAT executives of the time, was killed in the street by a single shot. No reliable witnesses, although FIAT and the Industrial Union of Turin offered a bounty of 28 million lire to anyone who had contributed to the capture of the assassin. The murder takes place in a very precise historical and social period characterized by tensions between the USA and the USSR, by a heated anti-communism and by frequent and harsh clashes between workers and industrialists.
In search of the various motives, the hypothesis of international political crime was also put forward, including espionage and the trafficking of industrial secrets with the communist countries of Eastern Europe. In the drawer of the victim’s desk some papers were found on which there were notes written in an encrypted language. But this direction was never taken into consideration by the investigators. A few years later, Giuseppe Faletto, a drifter who had served in the partisan brigades, but was immediately dismissed for his violent nature, was accused of murder, but was acquitted due to insufficient evidence, although he was sentenced to almost 80 years in prison for other seven murders. After 70 years, there is still a thick mystery surrounding the Codecà crime.
THE LADY IN RED: MAGICAL AND IMMORTAL LIKE NEFERTITI
The case of Franca Demichela – On air on 13 June
It was September 14, 1991 when a clochard called the police to report the corpse of a woman wearing a red evening dress and a turban of the same color, abandoned in the waste of an illegal landfill. Just strangulation marks on her neck. No other clues. The lady in red is recognized as Franca Demichela, a lady of the Turin upper middle class, an extravagant and eccentric woman who loved nocturnal transgression and feeling free from any social conditioning, to find herself again. Perfect mirror of the Turin of the First Republic, dark and light, wealth and marginalization, well-being and degradation. Duplicity that she also maintains in her marriage, she lady in red, he gentleman in grey.
As it is normal that it was, the first suspect is him. Tired of wife head banging? Hurt by the constant betrayals? But after long and exhausting interrogations, full of reticence and contradictions, he comes up with an iron alibi and is cleared of all charges. The three nomads of Slavic origin with whom the woman was seen on the evening of the murder are also released due to lack of evidence against them. No more significant investigative findings have ever emerged, except false leads which, obviously, have led nowhere. Will there ever be justice for the lady in red?