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 6 May 1971 the (alleged) kidnapping and murder of the girl in Genoa. There are still many doubts. Genova, Italy: 49 years have passed since the afternoon of Thursday, May 6th, 1971. At 5 pm Milena Sutter leaves the Swiss School in Peschiera Street, in Genoa (Italy). And it vanishes into thin air. The body of the girl, 13 …

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 …

The “Monster”: who is the Perfect Culprit

Milena Sutter’s kidnapping and murder. Genoa (Italy), 1971, May 6th. The story that I ‘m going to tell you it’s about a young man, born in Genoa (Italy), in 1945, whose name is Lorenzo Bozano. He is twenty-five years old when his life completely changes because of a dreadful event. Lorenzo was charged with the kidnapping of Milena Sutter, a …