Italy, Spain. The body of a 19-year-old man was hung upside down on a pine tree. After 32 years, the parents found out that she was a missing daughter

Evi Rauter, 19, went missing in Florence on September 3, 1990. His last message to his sister was a brief note: “I’m going to Siena, and then I’ll be back.” He did not return. The next day, the body of a girl was found in Portbou, Spain, 1,000 kilometers away. Police could not identify him. Thirty-two years later, in late April, a resident of northern Italy became interested in a television program about a “strange girl from Portbow.” He recognized his house from photos of the deceased. “At least now we know our daughter is dead.” Because all these years we didn’t know anything – the father of the house told Rai News. But he does not believe in his suicide. The same goes for Spanish investigators.

“Height: 170 cm, hair: chestnut, eyes: blue, special characters: none” – throughout the autumn of 1990 in many Tuscan cities hung posters depicting the silhouette of Eva Rauter. He came home for a short vacation to his sister, who was studying in Florence at the time, and disappeared overnight.

He wanted to visit Tuscany

“Rauter was a new graduate of a vocational school in Merano (Trentino-South Tyrol – ed.). He decided to work in nearby Bolzano, to come to the plant on September 11. But before that he wanted to meet his sister and visit Tuscany. then it is in this region: it is cut between Florence and Siena “- describes the portal altoadige.it.

They had breakfast together on September 3. The house was quiet, there was nothing unusual in his behavior. I knew he wanted to go to Siena, I was going to university. “I’m going to Siena, then I’ll be back,” he said. In the afternoon I was not worried that he was not here yet [w domu – red.]. I became scared in the evening and the next day I was very scared, – said Christine Rauter in an interview with the portal.

He called his parents from his hometown of Lana (Trentino, South Tyrol). Together, they reported 19-year-old Eva to the police. They told officers he was wearing a denim jumpsuit, a green shirt and black sandals, and a Casio watch on his wrist.

A day later – the body of a stranger on the Costa Brava

The next day, a resident of the small town of Portbou on the east coast of Spain went for a morning walk. Before eight o’clock he saw the body of a young girl on a tall pine tree near the local cemetery. He informed the police about it.

“We learn from the officials’ report that the deceased did not have any documents or money. The police counted him at about 25, took fingerprints and took photos. However, they did not take DNA samples, because at that time in Spain it was not a normal activity.” writes the portal ilpost.it.

The girl’s body was found on the hill and hung from a pine tree near Portbow Cemetery.

In subsequent years, Spanish services were unable to identify the dead girl. The body found on the beach was buried in an anonymous grave, and a few months later Costa Brava police closed the case, concluding that the stranger had committed suicide – there was no evidence of another version of events.

Meanwhile, the search for Eva continued in Italy. However, every progress was blocked. In May 2011, the girl’s parents, tired of searching for their daughter, filed a motion with the Bolzano court to declare her officially dead. The judge granted the motion.

The Spanish material was shown on Austrian television. An Italian saw him. And recognized the House

In April of this year, Spanish journalist Carlo Porta decided to look at the story of the “Portbow Girl” (over time, this undisclosed case has been labeled since the 1990s). He prepared a short story about a stranger and broadcast it on the program “Crimes”. He also decided to send it to the editorial office of Austrian ATV television. Why? While leafing through old case files, he came across a police note that the tent of a group of six tourists from Austria had been broken down near a pine tree on the day the body was found. In 1990, they unanimously denied that it had anything to do with Evin’s death.

However, the Spanish journalist concluded that the publication of her story could make sense, especially since the girl’s hometown, Lana Trentino, is located in the northern part of the Alto Adige region. It is only a few kilometers from the border with Austria, German is the mother tongue of more than 90 percent of the population, and Italian is only eight percent.

Carlo Porta’s idea was perfect. On April 25, the material was shown by the Austrian program Ungelöst. Lana, who was on a short vacation in Vienna at the time, was lucky to see this. He recognized his daughter in the neighborhood and contacted the editorial office of the Austrian ATV, who in turn informed the Rauter countries about everything.

Reports from both countries included linens, sandals and watches. No contact

Last week, Eva’s relatives confirmed that the items found on the body in Spain belonged to their daughter. “They recognized clothes, shoes and watches,” the Italian newspaper La Repubblica said on Tuesday.

Green pants, black sandals and a casio watch. After all, they informed the Italian police that Evi was wearing them when he left his sister’s house. Spanish services also included them in photographs and in all reports made after the stranger’s body was found.

– There was no communication or international cooperation between the services. The disappearance was recorded in Italy, the body was found in Spain. This is a clear case of negligence, concludes Spanish journalist Carlo Porta. He added that both cases were included in the Interpol register.

The Spanish Crime Program is planning two more episodes of House Rauter: June 13 and 20

The girl’s feet are clean, there is no sign of getting up

Although the tragic outcome of the 19-year-old is already known, the circumstances of his death remain unclear. “At least now we know our daughter is dead.” Because all these years we didn’t know anything, says Hermann Rauter, the father of the house, in an interview with Rai News on Tuesday.

The family insists that they do not believe that their home will commit suicide. Investigators were of the same opinion (although the case was finally closed in 1990 as a death without the involvement of third parties due to lack of evidence).

“The findings of the police on the spot, as well as the results of forensic examinations, do not accurately indicate the suicide: the body, including the girl’s legs, shows no signs of suicide. He walked around or inside the tree, lowered his head and, as if “professionally” made a knot tied to the rope, “reports the portal ilpost.it.

It is no longer possible to exhume the body and re-examine the body. Over the years, they have been anonymous in a Spanish cemetery, and later in a mass grave, and have rotted considerably.

It’s too late for Spanish research

How did you get home to Portbow? Did he come there alone? Spanish investigators are unlikely to look for further answers to these questions. More than 30 years have passed since Rauter’s death. Under Spanish law, there is no chance of reopening the investigation, as the murder claim period is 30 years after the incident. But in Italy it is possible. The family has not yet decided whether to take such a step.

The Spanish Civil Guard (Guardia Civil) has begun the process of identifying the girl’s body. “We know it’s the House, but we don’t have any police documents yet to confirm it,” her sister told Italy’s AGI news agency on Tuesday.

Austrian television ATV watched three of the six people who camped on the Costa Brava in 1990, but all claimed they had nothing to do with the girl’s death, as they did 32 years ago.

Portbow – a panorama of the city

“La Repubblica”, altoadige.it, ilpost.it, Rai News

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