Case 47

Yara Gambirasio

*** Warning: This case involves a child victim ***

The Italian town of Brembate di Sopra is home to a quiet, close-knit community, and like the other local youths, 13-year-old Yara Gambirasio felt safe navigating the streets alone. On November 26 2010, Yara left the town’s sports centre and didn’t hesitate to walk the 700-metre journey home by herself. However, when she failed to arrive, it turned out the streets of Brembate di Sopra weren’t as safe as everyone thought. 

Three months later, Yara’s body was found in a nearby town. Using DNA evidence, the investigation to find her killer took detectives in a strange and unexpected direction.



Casefile Presents



Research & writing – Anna Priestland

Narration – Anonymous Host



‘Flatline intro’ and ‘Come play with me’ intro and outro –

Audio production – Mike Migas 

Scoring – Mike Migas and Andrew Joslyn



Logo and website design – Paulina Szymanska




BOSSETTIADE – Website dedicated to the case Bossetti/Gambirasio

Murder of Yara Gambirasio – Med Library

The murder that has obsessed Italy – Yara Gambirasio, 13, went missing on November 26, 2010

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DNA profiling: privacy violations & collateral effects – Justin Bailey

Yara Died Clutching a Tuft of Grass Soon After She Disappeared – Italian Life

Murder of Yara Gambirasio – WikiVisually

Yara Gambirasio murder – Wikipedia

In Search for Killer, DNA Sweep Exposes Intimate Family Secrets in Italy– Council for Responsible Genetics

The Murder Mystery Solved by DNA from the Back of a Postage Stamp – Newsweek

In Search for Killer, DNA Sweep Exposes Intimate Family Secrets in Italy– The New York Times

The murder that has obsessed Italy – The Guardian

Teenager Yara: A murder probe that has Italy in its grip – Belfast Telegraph

DNA evidence and family secrets snare Italian child murderer – The Guardian

Italy gripped as trial begins over murder of 13-year-old Yara Gambirasio– The Guardian

Court in Yara case to retire July 1 – Ansa

Child killer ‘confesses’ in church visitors’ book – The Local

Bossetti alibi false, investigators say – Ansa

Bossetti to remain in jail in murder case – Ansa

Yara Gambirasio: Massimo Bossetti, 365 days in jail without trial man already condemned by the Minister – L’Huffington Post

Bossetti and those phrases the father of Yara, the same investigators – Bergamo News

A New Bomb Strikes the Case – Dagospia

Court explains Yara killer life sentence– Ansa

Yara’s Parents Beg for Daughter’s Release, Convinced She is Alive – Italian Life

Yara Murder Case, Judges in a Closed Session. Bossetti: “I am Innocent” – Interris

DNA tests revealed ‘match’ in Yara case – Ansa

Maximum Sentence. Bossetti/Murder Yara Gambirasio, life imprisonment – Chronicle

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