Florence: Body of woman found in bin bag

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The body of a woman was found in a ditch in the outskirts of Florence, Italian media reported on Monday. Police suspect it could be the body of a 43-year-old woman reported missing two months ago.

The body was discovered in a black plastic bin-bag in a ditch filled with water in the neighbourhood of Piagge in the north-west outskirts of the Tuscan city.

According to Corriere della sera the body, which was in advanced stages of decomposition, was dressed in a top and jeans, the style of which enabled investigators to determine the body was that of a woman.

The alarm was raised by a passer-by who saw an arm protruding from the plastic bag, which was torn on one side.

Police suspect it could be the body of 43-year-old Irene Focardi, who disappeared on February 3rd in the same area where she lived with her mother.

During the investigation into Focardi’s disappearance, she was discovered to have had a violent argument with her ex-partner.

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Around a year ago he was arrested and convicted for abuse and is currently serving a sentence under house arrest.

However, he has not escaped during this time and has shown no unusual behaviour. He also does not own a car. 

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