Case 114

Elisa Claps & Heather Barnett

When teenager Elisa Claps mysteriously disappears after going to meet a friend in the Southern Italian town of Potenza, all possibilities are explored. Initial suspicions are cast on 21-year-old Danilo Restivo, but when reported sightings of Elisa begin to come in from across Italy and as far away as Albania, the investigative waters are muddied. 

Years later, an incident that occurs hundreds of miles away provides an unexpected link that could help Potenza police solve the mystery of Elisa Claps’ disappearance once and for all.

CREDITS

 

Casefile Presents

 

EPISODE:

Research – Mike Migas and Paulina Szymanska

Writing – Elsha McGill

Narration – Anonymous Host

 

MUSIC:

‘Flatline intro’ and ‘Come play with me’ intro and outro – www.dl-sounds.com

Audio production – Mike Migas 

Scoring – Mike Migas and Andrew Joslyn

 

OTHER:

Logo and website design – Paulina Szymanska

RESOURCES

 

BOOKS:

The Cutter – Michael Litchfield, 2011

Blood on the Altar – Tobias Jones, 2013

Out For Blood: 18 Authentic True Crime Stories of Murder and Mayhem – Gary C. King, 2016

 

PAPERS:

R v OMAR BENGUIT, 2014 

Secretary of State For the Home Department and Danilo Restivo, 2016

 

VIDEOS:

The Haircut Killer – Netflix UK

A Fetish for Murder – BBC3

How they caught: Danilo Restivo – Crimewatch

The Ultimate Killer Collection – Stewart Andel

How Police Caught Killer – ODN

Man Guilty of Grisly Murder – ODN

Britain’s Most Evil Killers (S02E10: Danilo Restivo)

 

ARTICLES:

‘Whole life’ term for hair fetish killer – The Independent

Danilo Restivo guilty of teenager murder – The Independent

Timeline: Danilo Restivo trial – The Guardian

Danilo Restivo’s murder conviction is just the tip of the iceberg – The Guardian

Danilo Restivo verdict should reopen third murder case, say campaigners – The Guardian

How Danilo Restivo was caught – The Guardian

Man with hair fetish murdered and mutilated his neighbour, court hears – The Guardian

Danilo Restivo to spend life in prison for murder of ‘inhuman depravity’ – The Guardian

Heather Barnett jury hears more live evidence from Italy – Bournemouth Echo

Heather Barnett jury told of ‘deliberate false alibi’ by Danilo Restivo – Daily Echo

Restivo jury hears DNA evidence – Daily Echo

Killer Danilo Restivo fighting plans to deport him to Italy by claiming right to family life – Daily Echo

Heather Barnett murder: Danilo Restivo ‘would kill again’ fears – BBC

‘Hair-in-hand’ killer Danilo Restivo in appeal – BBC

Danilo Restivo’s whole life tariff reduced to 40 years – BBC

Evidence on Jeremy Kyle show ‘proves wrong man jailed for murder’ – The Telegraph

Discovery of Italian girl’s remains could solve British murder mystery – The Telegraph

Missing girl Elisa Claps’s body ‘found in church roof’ – news.com.au

Law chiefs to discuss Omar Benguit’s bid for freedom – Daily Echo

Student killer’s case reviewed as Danilo Restivo is made a suspect – Daily Echo

Anti-Mafia police in Italy investigate bullets sent in post – Daily Echo

Legal team claim Danilo Restivo, not Omar Benguit, was Oki’s killer – Daily Echo

Doctor who treated injury on Danilo Restivo’s hand gives evidence from Italy – Daily Echo

‘I wish I could see them’ – Daily Echo

Strands of hair found in Elisa Claps’ hands – Daily Echo

Elisa Claps’ brother is angry at role of ‘accomplices’ – Daily Echo

Omar Benguit murder case sent to appeal court – BBC

Omar Benguit appeal fails as murder conviction upheld – BBC

Opening of extradition proceedings adjourned until circa the year 2050

Young Lives Torn Apart – Daily Echo

Girl saw man cut hair on bus – Daily Echo

Mummy’s Dead – Daily Echo

Trial Jacques Rançon: “This verdict, we had waited for 20 years”, welcomes the lawyer of the civil parties

‘No link’ between brutal murders – BBC

Majorca killing case reopened – Telegraph & Argus

Erika Ansermin è morta anche per il Tribunale – La Stampa

Student killer’s case reviewed as Danilo Restivo is made a suspect – Daily Echo

Legal team claim Danilo Restivo, not Omar Benguit, was Oki’s killer – Daily Echo

Omar Benguit murder case sent to appeal court – BBC

Omar Benguit appeal fails as murder conviction upheld – BBC

Omar Benguit’s family could launch new appeal over murder of Jong-Ok Shin – Daily Echo

Omar Benguit’s conviction for murdering Jong-Ok Shin could be overturned today – Daily Echo

£1m of taxpayer’s money spent on foreign language interpreters by Dorset Police and the CPS – Daily Echo

Heather Barnett’s killer Danilo Restivo loses appeal with Italian courts – Daily Echo

Killer Danilo Restivo fighting plans to deport him to Italy by claiming right to family life – Daily Echo

Caso Claps, chiuso il processo a Salerno contro il genetista Vincenzo Pascali – La Citta

 

OTHER:

The Missings of Perpignan

Danilo Restivo Crime Files

Potenza – Italia.it

Potenza – Made in South Italy

Potenza – Potenza.it

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