Florence, May 17, 2022 – Finallyafter 32 years, the “cold case” of Evi Rauter, of Lana (Bolzano), who passed away on 3 September 1990 from her sister’s student residence in Florence, has been solved. The newspaper Dolomiti reports it.
In 1990, a girl was found hanged in Spain in a pine forest on the border with France, but no one hypothesized that it could be a connection with the case of the South Tyrolean who disappeared in the days preceding Florence, so the body remained nameless. Now, though, thanks to one broadcast of unsolved cases by an Austrian TV (ATV) This case of disappearance was shed light on: a South Tyrolean woman, who at the time lived in Austria, recognized the missing girl in a photo published by the broadcaster.
In recent days, the parents and the sister identified the clothes, shoes and watch worn by the young woman found dead in Spain, but the DNA is missing: at the time, in fact, no sample was taken from the young woman’s body. Given the circumstances of the discovery, the police and the pathologist say they are not sure that the death occurred by suicide. The girl was in fact found with her face turned towards the tree from which she was hanged, at a height of 40 centimeters from the ground. Furthermore, the findings show that the noose knot was done in an almost “professional” way, with skills that the girl did not have. But not only that: on her bare feet, during the autopsy, no traces of earth were found in the area under the tree, as if the young woman had not walked to the point of discovery, but she had been brought there.
Despite this new evidence, in Spain the case will remain unsolved as the crime of murder lapses after 30 years. According to the Dolomites, it is not excluded that the case will be reopened in Italy.