On July 2013 Lino Renzi, aged 45, was found out
while cooking some remains of his mother, Maria Pia Guariglia, aged
73, in his apartment by the police, called by a neighbour after
smelling a disgusting gas odor coming from Renzi's apartment, caused
by some intestine chunks frying on the grill.
The cops discovered moreover several pieces of
human body in a freezer, oven and pots, while most of the corpse,
lying in the bathroom, featured severe mutilation to arms and legs.
Later on, Renzi confessed his mother hadn't died of
natural causes, but she'd been brutally beaten to death by himself
after a quarrel, then dismembered into pieces with a saw and a butcher
Italian man suspected of trying to eat mother
detained after body parts found in pot, oven, freezer: cops
Lino Renzi, who has a history of psychiatric
problems, has been taken to a hospital for an evaluation after
70-year-old Maria Pia Guariglia was found mutilated.
By Sasha Goldstein - New York Daily News
Wednesday, July 24, 2013
Italian police fear a 45-year-old Salerno man meant
to eat his 70-year-old mother after discovering her mutilated corpse
in the home the two shared.
In addition to some that were boiled in a pot,
parts of Maria Pia Guariglia were found in the oven and the freezer,
Gazzetta del Sud reported. The rest of the woman’s body was found in a
The grisly find was made by police after a neighbor
complained of a stench of gas emanating from the apartment shared by
Guariglia and her son, Lino Renzi. Instead of a gas leak, police
discovered the decomposing body, which police estimated had been dead
about three days.
Lino Renzi had just last month been released from a
care institution into the care of his mother, whom he is now accused
An autopsy will be conducted to determine the exact
time of death, the Italian newspaper reported. Renzi was found lying
on his bed nude. Police reportedly found prescription drugs on a
Renzi, who has a history of psychiatric problems,
was only last month released from a mental health care center into the
custody of his mother. Prescription drugs were reportedly found on a
kitchen counter when police entered the home Monday.
Police responded to the home after a neighbor
reported smelling gas. Instead, they found the dismembered body of
Renzi, the Huffington Post reported, was found
lying naked on his bed. He was taken to a hospital for an evaluation.
Maria Pia Guariglia