Paolo Amenta stands in front of large "missing" poster of his wife of 46 years, Lucia, who disappeared three weeks ago.
Heartwrenching ... immediately drawn in I found myself googling "Lucia Amenta, Missing" hoping to discover that she had been found and was now safely home with her family who so desperately searched after this seemingly much cherished woman.
My search results provided a fairly large amount of news articles dated from when Lucia Amenta of Fawkner, Australia first went missing in the month of January, 2008. From which, I was especially drawn towards the story below...
Help find my mum - son
Police have not ruled out foul play in the disappearance of Lucia “Lucy” Amenta.
Mrs Amenta was cooking chicken schnitzels for a family lunch on Saturday, January 19, just before she disappeared.
John Amenta fought back tears last week as he explained that his mother, who has lived in Sydney Rd with his father Paul for 29 years, said she was going to walk to visit a friend that morning.Read More...
By now I'm nearly audibly praying "Please Lord, Let Lucia have been found safely..." - which is why my heart sunk when my further online search results produced the following article dated 10/29/09...
CONFIRMED: Body in barrel is Fawkner grandmother Lucia Amenta -
A BODY discovered in a barrel in Campbellfield is Fawkner grandmother Lucia Amenta, who vanished in January last year, police have confirmed.
Homicide Squad detectives said dental records had helped identify the 70-year-old, who was last seen walking in Sydney Rd, Fawkner, on January 20 last year.
At a press conference this afternoon, Insp Stephen Clark said police had a number of suspects but needed public help to solve the case ... He said the barrel was not in the lake on July 31 - the last time Hume Council conducted a river clean-up.Read More...
Further search results information revealed that...
Police raid Fawkner home connected to grandmother's disappearance after discovery of female remains in barrel
Mrs Amenta's body was found on Tuesday in Merlynston Creek at Campbellfield, 3km from her Fawkner home and 21 months after she vanished.
One of Mrs Amenta's sons denied he had anything to do with her death and another prepared to fly back from overseas to bury her.
Mrs Amenta's youngest son, John, 40, declined to comment on the case.
- Son denies he had anything to do with case
- Police say body was that of Lucia Amenta
John Amenta leaves his home in Taylors Lakes.However, from what I am currently seeing/finding, there have yet to be any charges issued regarding the apparent murder of Lucia, in fact, I'm pressed to find any new information at all.
With the most recent online search results dated 12/21/09...
Cops quiet on granny-in-barrel killing
Thus I'm left here, sadly wondering...what really happened to this Grandma, what in real life monster committed this heinous crime and (although admittedly impossible to find a satisfying answer to) most of all WHY ???
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