No gunshot or other firearm was found on the corpse of Francesco Pantaleo, the 23-year-old university student of computer engineering, originally from Marsala (Trapani), found charred in the countryside of San Giuliano Terme (Pisa) on 25 July. . This is what emerged, Adnkronos learns, from the CT scan performed during the autopsy at the institute of forensic medicine of the Pisan hospital of Santa Chiara. The radiodiagnostic investigation with computed tomography excluded the presence of metals in the body “severely deteriorated” by the combustion: “There are no bullets retained in the body”, explained investigative sources to Adnkronos.
Even if the Prosecutor’s Office, headed by Alessandro Crini, has hypothesized at the moment the crime of instigating suicide, all the tracks, including that of murder, remain open. The same medical examiners, Marco Di Paolo and Damiano Marra, in charge of the autopsy, which should end tomorrow after three days, “do not exclude any hypothesis; only after all the cross findings will we have a sufficient framework to formulate a plausible hypothesis”. With the in-depth corpse reconnaissance, we look for any presence of injuries caused by stabbing weapons or knives, however not ascertained for now.
During the autopsy, the tissues were taken for laboratory tests, from chemical to toxicological analyzes to histological investigations. To obtain the results of this complex set of exams, a long time is required, at least over a month. The team of experts appointed by the Public Prosecutor’s Office (in total six) has also started operations on the PC, tablet and mobile phone of the 23-year-old enrolled at the University of Pisa. Engineer Michele Vitiello from Brescia, one of the IT experts working on the Mottarone cable car disaster, was appointed as technical consultant in order to recover the information that has been deleted from the laptop.
The investigators of the Carabinieri, with the direction of the operational department of the provincial command, are in the meantime examining the videos of about thirty remote surveillance cameras arranged along the path of about 6 km that Pantaleo would have made on foot between his apartment taken for rent in Pisa and the field of San Giuliano Terme where the charred body was found. The time of death is set by the investigators between the evening of Saturday 24 July and the morning of the following day.