29-year-old Nigerian man, Innocent Oseghale, has been charged with the murder of Pamela Mastropietro, an 18-year-old whose dismembered body was found Wednesday in two suitcases dumped in the countryside outside Pollenza near Macerata .
Oseghale has also been charged with disposing of a body. Oseghale denied the charges and tried to accuse two other people who police have cleared. Carabinieri forensic police found bloodstained clothes belonging to the victim and other blood traces at the suspect’s home.
They also found a receipt from a nearby pharmacy where the victim had bought a syringe. The woman had voluntarily left a drug rehab centre at nearby Corridonia on January 29. Oseghale has a record for drugs offences, police said.
He was pinned down by CCTV footage of the area where the suitcases were dumped, and by a witness who said he saw him carrying the suitcases there. Mastropietro is believed to have been killed on the morning of January 30, police said. Investigation continues.