The journalistic language of a criminal case

The power of words: a few simple rules of writing for journalism. The use of correct journalistic language to introduce news is a topic as current as thorny. We know that most of the public opinion that bump into an article, stops at reading only the title to create their own critical judgment. It is right to build your own …

Evidences for the prosecution of Lorenzo Bozano

Every murderer has his motive, every motive hides a secret. What’s the secret behind Lorenzo Bozano’s prosecution? Building a criminal case means reconstructing the history of events, which have affected the affair. The chain of events is put together by the collection of evidences against the alleged culprit. Why do you need evidences to understand a criminal case? Because behind …

Milena and Lorenzo, “the child” and “the monster”

Milena Sutter and Lorenzo Bozano’s criminal case: two lives and a story built by the media. The main characters of the story we are dealing with are Milena Sutter and Lorenzo Bozano. As in all stories, there is the antagonist as well who is here embodied in the media. The interest in the judicial case has the newspapers led to …

Life in Italy in the early ’70s

The complex historical-cultural setting in Italy where the Sutter-Bozano case took place. Are you interested in deepening the social context around the events you learn from newspapers? Sometimes it’s important to carry out research into time and place to better understand the reasons behind some facts. You need to know the exact places and the atmosphere at the time of …

Milena Sutter, the nightmare comes true

Milena Sutter’s criminal case. Her body found by two fishermen. What had happened? On May 20, 1971 two friends decided to go fishing in Priaruggia, district of Genoa (Italy). They took to the open sea as the sun went down; the afternoon was quiet and warm. The silence was interrupted only by the peaceful noise of the sea. The two …

Milena Sutter, a mystery lasted for 49 years

On the 6th of May 1971 the alleged kidnapping and murder of a young girl takes place in the seaside city of Genoa. 49 years later there are still many questions unanswered. Milena Sutter is a typical 13 year old girl, daughter of a well-known wax business owner. It’s 5 pm on Thursday afternoon and she is leaving the Swiss …

Cold Case independent investigation

The unsolved murders attract the attention of public opinion. Can we consider the case of Milena Sutter as a “Cold Case”? The fact that not the whole truth has been told allows us to consider it still a cold track case. One wonders why the “cold houses” – the “cold run” cases – always occupy the front pages of newspapers. …

The phone calls by the kidnapper

Milena Sutter vanished in May 6th, 1971, in Genoa (Italy). Was it really a kidnapping? As we already know, on May 6, 1971, Milena Sutter’s disappearance caused shock. Immediately, the first thought was kidnapping and not a voluntary escape. There was a suspect and several doubts about motive, but the first evidence came up on the morning of May 7: …

Milena Sutter’s disappearance on May 6th

Milena Sutter’s kidnapping and murder. The girl vanished in Genoa (Italy) in 1971. I bet that a lot of us – except for those who keep a personal journal – don’t remember what we did last month or last week, even yesterday, maybe. The 6th May 1971, for example, was, for a lot of people, an ordinary day in the …

Genoa, the city of the 1971 criminal case

Genoa (Italy), the city where everything happened in 1971. When we read a novel, a story, a fairy-tale or any other kind of text we just enter inside a new world. Every good writer is a bricklayer who builds a story using time, place, descriptions, and details, as if they were his tools. Even when we read an article, we …