Isère: the boss of a pizzeria indicted, suspected of having killed one of his employees before dismembering him


The dismembered body of an Italian pizza maker was found two months after his disappearance in a ditch in 2019. Almost two years later, his ex-boss was taken into custody.

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The owner of a pizzeria in a small town in Isère, Montalieu-Vercieu, was indicted for murder on Tuesday afternoon, suspected of being involved in the dismemberment of one of his employees, an Italian whose body was was found in Charette in September 2019, indicates the public prosecutor of Grenoble to France Bleu Isère and franceinfo, confirming information from the Dauphiné released Wednesday June 2. The restaurateur was remanded in custody. He denies any involvement in the murder of his employee Vittorio Barruffo in 2019.

The body of this 44-year-old man was found two months after his disappearance, in a ditch in Charette, recalls France Bleu Isère. The body was dismembered and placed in a tarp. Two women were also taken into custody at the same time as the owner of the pizzeria. They were released without further action at this stage of the procedure, indicates prosecutor Éric Vaillant.

In addition, one of the victim’s roommates was arrested in Italy in 2020. A 29-year-old man indicted and suspected of the murder of Vittorio Barruffo. The autopsy had revealed “cranial bone damage caused by a blunt instrument”.



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