The dead body of a 70-year-old Italian woman is found at her house in northern Italy after two years of her death.
Marinella Beretta lived alone and unaccompanied near Lake Como in Lombardy. On Friday, the Como fire brigade discovered her decomposed dead body following complaints that a tree had fallen in her garden due to overgrown vegetation. Como City Hall press officer Francesca Manfredi informed CNN on Wednesday.
On Monday, CNN affiliate SkyTg24 informed that Beretta’s dead body was found sitting in a chair in the living room.
Press officer Francesca Manfredi told CNN that the reason behind Beretta’s death is not specified, and the examiner has informed that she died in late 2019 based on the level of decay in her body.
Neither of Beretta’s relatives has yet come forward, Manfredi said, adding that the police is scrutinizing whether she had any family or not.
Manfredi further added, for now, Beretta’s body is stored at the morgue, and the date of the funeral has not yet been set.
Como mayor Mario Landriscina has invited the town’s local people to accompany Beretta’s funeral. On Tuesday, he told the Italian press that the provincial government take care of the funeral arrangements.
Landriscina said, “I will try to be there, and I invite the city to be; adding to this, she asserted “, This is the moment to be together, and even if this woman had no relatives, we could become her relatives.”
He said Beretta was not on the list for assistance from local social services.
On Facebook, Elena Bonetti, Italy’s minister for family and equal opportunities, mourned Beretta’s solitary death.
“What happened to Marinella Beretta in Como, the forgotten loneliness, hurts our consciences,” she said. “Remembering her life is the duty of a community that wants to remain united.”
Bonetti added: “Taking care of each other is the experience of families, institutions, of our being citizens. No one should be alone.”