Son strangles father and mother with a fitness band and throws them into a river in South Tyrol

April 22, 2022 – 18:42 watch

by Marisa Caligiuri

It is January 4, 2021, when Madé Neumair can not reach her parents by phone. The 28-year-old is worried. That both her father’s cell phone and her mother’s cell phone are off is atypical. She lives in Munich, works there as a doctor. Her parents in Bozen (South Tyrol). Made calls his brother Benno. The 30-year-old has recently lived with them again. But he probably does not know anything. He reports her missing to police on January 6, 2021. They had disappeared without a trace, the math teacher told officials.

What the police officers did not suspect at the time: The couple is long gone and the killer is directly opposite them. Because your own son had already murdered your parents cold-blooded two days earlier.

South Tyrol pensioner couple killed by son.

© Facebook / South Tyrolean Fire Brigade Association

Italy: The worried son Benno Neumair gives an interview to the TV team looking for his parents

Benno Neumair has only lived with his parents in South Tyrol for a short time.

Bodybuilder Benno Neumair gave an interview to an Italian TV team and expressed concern for his parents.

© Facebook / Benno Neumair

The case of missing persons about Peter Neumair and Laura Perselli becomes public because it is initially assumed that something could have happened to the couple while walking in the ski area near Bolzano. The cold that prevails there at the time of year, a dangerous factor. There is a great demand for the couple from South Tyrol.

At the same time, the worried son, Benno Neumair, gave an interview to the Italian TV team “Chi l’ha visto”, which means “Who saw her?”. Says: “We all know how cold it is outside. Either they are locked inside somewhere … or it is very difficult to have any hope.”

Weeks later, on February 6, firefighters discovered the body of a woman in a lake south of Bolzano. It’s about Laura Perselli, who has been missing for almost four weeks. According to “Il fatto Quotidiano”, after the body was found, the son burst into tears in front of everyone and shouted, “My mother is no longer there, my mother is no longer there.”

Bolzano: Laura Perselli was killed three hours after her husband Peter Neumair

Laura Perselli's body was found a month after the crime.

Firefighters discovered the lifeless body of the 68-year-old.

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The same day saw the sudden turn in the case. The worried son, who was an ambitious bodybuilder in his spare time, admits to having killed his own parents.

The fitness freak first strangled his father and three hours later his mother with a fitness band. He threw the bodies into a river in Bolzano (Italy). It reports “Il fatto Quotidiano”.

Peter Neumair’s body was first discovered on April 27, 2021 near Trento in the Adige River. A walker went for a walk with his dog and saw the washed body. The 63-year-old could be identified from his watch.

Double murder of parents in Bolzano: What did Benno Neumair’s mother go through?

The alleged double murderer Benno Neumair had fallen into fitness frenzy.

Bodybuilder Benno Neumair also presented himself very freely online.

© Facebook / Benno Neumair

But how did this tragedy arise? What happened in the three hours between one murder and the other? Did the mother possibly have to watch her son murder her husband? Did she have to endure three hours of fear before Benno killed her?

All of these issues will be clarified in the current process. Because Benno Neumair was charged with murder and is now charged. Parents’ mobile phone records show that the bodybuilder must have switched off the phones no later than 21.00 on 4 January. After that, there were probably no signs of life from the couple.

Son kills parents: Bodybuilder (30) recently moved from Neu-Ulm back to his parents in Bolzano

South Tyrol: Sister charged brother in court.

Sister Made Neumair stands right behind her brother here in court. The 28-year-old had a nasty suspicion from the start.

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Benno Neumair has only recently lived with his parents again. Before that, the 30-year-old lived in Neu-Ulm with his girlfriend. But he moved back to South Tyrol because he was not feeling well mentally. The fitness freak has been taking drugs, so-called anabolic steroids, for some time. So the muscles get bigger, like “Il fatto Quotidiano”.

It also confirms ex-girlfriend Nadine. The German recently testified in court that she was afraid of Benno. She even had to call the police once. In the RTL interview, Police Chief Inspector Thomas Merk talks about the action. “In July 2020, officers found Mr Benno Neumair in his apartment in Neu-Ulm. He had injured himself.” According to police records, the 30-year-old held a knife. Probably to protect himself from the inexplicable. However, Benno Neumair did not attack anyone, according to the police chief in the RTL interview. “Then Mr. Neumair was handed over to a specialist care.”

Shortly after this incident, Benno Neumair moved back to his parents, reports “Il fatto Quotidiano”. They would surely help him through the difficult time that came from the drugs. A fatal decision.

Daughter of the slain couple from South Tyrol had a nasty suspicion from the start

After killing his parents one by one, the 30-year-old threw them into a river.

Bodybuilder Benno Neumair strangled his parents with a fitness band.

© German press agency

Made Neumair probably had a suspicion from the start that her brother might have something to do with her parents’ disappearance. The doctor observed the change in his behavior from taking anabolic steroids.

The 28-year-old plays voice messages in court. She confronted her brother with suspicion. But he denied everything. In the voice message she played in court, the 30-year-old said: “Fights happen in the best families. But it does not go as far as seriously injuring anyone. So be aware that your claims do not help me to find mother and father again. “

Madé Neumair tells the court about a beautiful childhood together. That they used to have a very good brother-sister relationship. The 30-year-old math teacher changed a lot after taking anabolic steroids and eventually became mentally unstable.

Double murder of parents: Benno Neumair taught children mathematics from the age of 10

Italy: Suspected double murderer in court in Bolzano.

Benno Neumair confessed to the murder of his mother and father.

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Benno Neumair studied sports and nutrition science. Taught mathematics to high school students ages 10 and up.

But his passion for bodybuilding prevailed. He uploaded videos to a YouTube channel. Presented shirtless. Was proud of his muscles and the powerful tricks he could do.

This passion for himself and his body probably led the 30-year-old to take drugs to support his muscle building, according to “Il fatto Quotidiano”. But this is said to have changed his nature and his psyche significantly.

According to the report, there were always conflicts with his parents. Because bodybuilder Benno preferred to devote himself to his hobby instead of making his own money. Peter Neumair and Laura Perselli would have quarreled with their son more and more often. But in the end, they just wanted to help their unstable child. But it cost her her life.

South Tyrol: couple killed by their own son

Securing evidence in the home of the deceased couple.

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Madé Neumair reads a letter to dead parents at the funeral

South Tyrol: Terrible family tragedy.  Son killed mother and father.

Madé Neumair had to bury her mother and father.

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Benno Neumair now risks life imprisonment in Italy for two murders. The 30-year-old himself has not yet testified. There are still many unanswered questions. In particular, his sister Madé Neumair can not understand the cruel act. At the funeral, the 28-year-old read a letter she had written herself. He ended with the words, “I miss you infinitely.” (mca)

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