How Sad And…Pathetic, Really

via Tim, this story

A 33-year old Italian artist, Giuseppina Pasqualino, also known as Pippa Bacca, was found dead in Turkey on Saturday, after having been raped and murdered. Paqualino was hitchhiking towards Israel dressed in a wedding dress in an appeal for peace.
The woman was last seen on March 31 in the mainly industrial city of Gebze, while hitchhiking to Israel in the wedding dress as part of her “Brides on Tour” project aiming to plead for peace in conflict areas. She disappeared after using her credit card around noon. Police found her naked body hidden in bushes in a forested area near Gebze, after questioning the man suspected of the murder late Friday, the governor’s office said.
Police tracked down the suspect when he switched on Pasqualino’s mobile phone, having inserted his own SIM card, an Italian Embassy official said. The official asked not to be named because he was not authorized to give information on the police investigation.

Evidently she took pictures of the animal who did this and they found her camera in his house. Think what you will about the delusion of her ideals and “artistic vision” but she certainly didn’t deserve such a fate.

4 Responses to “How Sad And…Pathetic, Really”

  1. Skyler says:

    What kind of idiot hitchhikes in a muslim country wearing a wedding dress?
    I’m sorry for this poor lady, but this should be a reminder to all people: Don’t hitchhike. It’s not safe.

  2. Hard as this is for me to say, I’m with Skyler on this one. How horrible. Bless her poor heart, someone needs to protect these earnest artistic types from themselves when their impulses take them to foreign, far-from-any-support places not friendly to…artistic types.

  3. mojo says:

    She didn’t deserve it, but it was quite predictable. Reality is that which refuses to go away when you open your eyes.

  4. The_Real_JeffS says:

    What kind of idiot hitchhikes anywhere????
    Sad, but inevitable. She’s a strong candidate for the Darwin Award.

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