On the evening of January 4, 2021, Benno Neumair drove to the Adige with the corpses of his parents in a Volvo.
In the course of the investigation, the son tried to confuse the investigators with false leads. So he gave them a pair of his slippers, claiming they belonged to his father, Peter Neumair.
Benno Neumair confessed on March 8, 2021 to having killed his parents on the evening of January 4.
Pictures from February 14, 2021: The search for the missing Peter Neumair continues in the Adige.
A forensic scientist in Verona has presented the results of the autopsy on the body of Neumair’s wife Laura Perselli. According to the doctor, the woman was strangled with a climbing rope.
Laura Perselli reportedly didn’t even have time to respond to the attack. The forensic scientist did not discover any injuries on the corpse, which normally result from defense attempts.
On February 9, divers initially believed they had discovered a male corpse in the Adige. But it turned out to be a false alarm.
A few days earlier, on February 6, the divers found the body of Laura Perselli.
The diving team is looking for Peter Neumair’s body near where they discovered Laura Perselli’s body.
The woman’s body was discovered in the waters of the Adige.
On January 29th, Benno Neumaier, the 30-year-old son of the two, was arrested “on the basis of new investigative findings”.
According to the public prosecutor in Bolzano, he was being investigated for two deliberate killing and hiding of his parents’ corpses.
The Bolzano public prosecutor’s office believes that Benno Neumair killed his mother Laura Perselli and father Peter Neumair and disposed of the bodies in the Adige.
Laura Perselli and Peter Neumair with daughter Madé. She doesn’t believe in her brother Benno’s remorse.
The 68-year-old Laura Perselli and the 63-year-old Peter Neumair disappeared on the evening of January 4, 2021.
In the course of the investigation, son Benno (30) was targeted by the Bolzano public prosecutor.
Investigators believe he could be behind the murders of Laura Perselli and Peter Neumair.
The murderer killed the couple and disposed of the bodies in the Adige.
In the days around the disappearance of the two, it had rained intensely, the masses of water could have easily washed away the bodies.
Days later, a member of the forensic team discovered a blood stain on a bridge over the Adige River.
So far the search has been unsuccessful.
At first he was not worried about the disappearance of his parents. A little later he is said to have bought a bottle of hydrogen peroxide from a friend’s shop “to remove blood stains”.
Benno Neumair had confessed to the police that he had killed his parents on the evening of January 4th. His version of the incident can be confirmed on the basis of the forensic examination.
The forensic service in Bolzano has presented the first results of its investigations in the Neumair / Perselli homicide. The report was handed over to the responsible investigating judge, Carla Scheidle, on Thursday. Among other things, the forensic scientists have the task of getting the version out.
1. The parents were killed in the house
Forensic doctor Emiliano Giardina sees it as proven that Benno Neumair killed his mother and father in the family house. The investigators did not find any blood stains in the house, but traces of Laura Perselli’s saliva were found near the entrance. Exactly where the 30-year-old son had stated in his confession that he had killed his mother.
2. Rope with Benno’s sweat was not used for killing
The police confiscated the house on which the forensic scientists later discovered the confessing perpetrator’s sweat. But it is not the rope that Benno Neumair used to strangle his parents. Thus it agrees with Benno’s statement: The son had stated that he had thrown the rope used in the case into a trash can on the street. Together with his cell phone. Both objects have not been found to this day.
3. The bodies transported in the Volvo
Forensic scientist Emilano Giardina also confirms the killer’s version when it comes to the disposal of the corpses. DNA traces of the dead parents were found both in the trunk and on the back seat of the.
4. Thrown into the river from the bridge in Vadena
On the bridge of Ischia Frizzi in Vadena, DNA residues from Laura Perselli were discovered in addition to one by Peter Neumair. Benno’s version is thus confirmed: After killing the two in the house, he brought the corpses to the Adige to dispose of them.