Monday, April 25, 2011

Three arrested over murder of grandparents found 'battered to death' in their bedroom - 25th Apr 2011

Three men have been arrested over the murders of an elderly couple found dead in their home in Wolverhampton.

The bodies of Giuseppe Massaro, 80, and his 77-year-old wife Caterina, were discovered by their granddaughter on Friday evening.

Today police confirmed they made the three arrests in the early hours of this morning.

Two of the men, aged 31 and 32, are from Wolverhampton while the third, aged 30, is from Birmingham. The three are currently being interviewed by detectives at separate stations in the West Midlands.

Post mortem examinations on Mr and Mrs Massaro will be carried out this afternoon.

Police say they are still appealing for witnesses to come forward with information.

Supt Mark Payne of Wolverhampton’s Local Policing Unit, said detectives want to discover what happened to the couple’s black Peugeot 307 car - which has since been recovered in nearby Wednesfield - in the days leading up to their deaths.

‘I am still appealing to anyone who may have seen this car or seen people coming or going from this address at Woden Road on Thursday or Friday,’ he said.

‘We want to hear from anybody who might have been offered a television or the car in Wolverhampton on Friday. Read More