The remains of the body of a man in his fifties, found in a cave on Etna in Catania, could belong to the journalist from Foggia who died 51 years ago in Palermo (watch the video).
The discovery took place during an exercise when a German search and rescue shepherd specialized also in cadaveric search operations, barked showing signs of interest near a cave, persistently attracting the attention of its conductor.
From the first information it would seem that the remains belong to a 1.70 tall man who would have congenital malformations in the nose and mouth. At the time of the discovery he was wearing long dark trousers, a light striped shirt, a light wool sweater, a black tie, a dark green nylon cape, a wool hat with pompom and Pivetta number 41 boots. of the metal coins of the old coinage (the lire). The note issued by the Gdf also states that the man wore an Omega watch with a canvas strap and had a comb with a case.
In Cataniatoday the lieutenant colonel of the finance police Massimiliano Pacetto – owner of the investigations – highlighted that there would be some feedback “which obviously must be verified “.
Mario De Mauro, born in Foggia, was kidnapped and killed by the mafia on September 16, 1970. The night he was kidnapped he had just parked his car, a BMW, next to the entrance door of the building where he lived, in Viale delle Magnolias. The mafia hitmen set a trap for him. From that moment De Mauro disappeared into thin air. A few hours after the missing person was reported, his car was found in via Pietro D’Asaro in the area of via Dante, also in Palermo.
According to some collaborators of justice, the remains of the journalist were buried for several years under a bridge over the Oreto river and subsequently removed and burned on the orders of the mafia bosses. De Mauro had long investigated the death of Eni president Enrico Mattei. Chronicler of L’Ora, at the time, there were several tracks taken by the police and carabinieri to go back to the context in which the kidnapping took place.