Sheffield Park murder victim named Carlo Giannini by Italian media
A man who was found dead in a Sheffield park on Thursday has been identified as an Italian national by local sources.
South Yorkshire Police have launched a murder investigation after a body was found in Manor Fields Park on the morning of Thursday May 12.
In the days following the tragic discovery, the victim was unofficially identified as Carlo Giannini. While police have yet to confirm the identity of the man, he has been named the 34-year-old chief of Mesagne by Italian site Today Cronaca.
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Reporting the news on Friday, they explained that the Italian national had moved to northern Europe to work in restaurants and had opened his own pizzeria in Germany. They added that his family were in contact with the Italian consulate, and that they may soon travel to Sheffield.
Police opened a murder investigation on Thursday, with a large cordon set up at the scene. A statement released in the afternoon said: “We were called at around 5:05 a.m. by a member of the public to report that they had found the body of a man while he was walking in Manor Fields park , near City Road. He has not yet been identified, and officers are working to establish who he is.”
In an update provided today (May 16), a force spokesman confirmed plans to name the victim, but said official identification had yet to take place. Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call police on 101, quoting incident number 122 of May 12.