Thursday, April 17, 2008
Performance for Peace ends in rape, murder
The New York Times reports today that an Italian Performance Artist who was hitchhiking through Turkey in a wedding dress was raped and strangled to death by a driver who picked her up. Giuseppina Pasqualino di Marineo was hitchhiking as part of an international performance work to promote peace. Her naked body was found by police in a bush 70 miles southeast of Istanbul. The police swiftly located her killer after he used his victim's mobile phone.