Published On: Wed, Jan 22nd, 2014

Family says decomposed dead body in truck of car in California is Gianni Belvedere, part of Christmas triple homicide

A third body has been found in what may have been a Christmas Eve triple murder in Southern California, police said.

Gianni Belvedere Ilona Flint Salvatore BelvedereFamily members are claiming that the decomposed body was found in Riverside, Calif., in the trunk of a 2004 Toyota Camry belonging to Gianni Belvedere, age 24, whose fiancé and younger brother were found shot in a San Diego mall parking lot on Dec. 24.

Police haven’t identified the body, but family members told San Diego’s NBC 7 that the body was Gianni, who’d been missing for nearly a month.

The investigation involves the deaths of Belvedere’s brother, Salvatore, and fiancé, Iona Flint, who were shot in the head in a parking lot near a Macy’s at the Westfield Mission Valley mall at around 1:15 a.m. on Christmas Eve.

Flint, 22, who managed to call 911, died at the scene, while Salvatore, also 22, died at a hospital two days later.

Riverside police discovered the body on Friday after someone reported a foul smell coming from a car parked in a lot next to a Jack in the Box, the Riverside Press-Enterprise reported.

The Riverside County coroner would only say the 24-year-old male was victim of homicide, and an autopsy was scheduled for later this week.

“We won’t know [the cause of death] until the autopsy,” San Diego Police Det. Mike Hastings told the U-T San Diego newspaper. “Obviously, there is significant evidence in that car.”

Flint and Salvatore Belvedere Christmas triple homicide

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  1. REALP33PS4LIFE says:

    Riverside is almost as ghetto as Moreno Valley

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