Italian woman murdered and ‘fed to pigs’ by mafia over land dispute
Maria Chindamo, a 42-year-old businesswoman from the Calabria region in Italy, was murdered and fed to a group of pigs after refusing to give her land to a mafia-involved neighbor. Chindamo vanished from her Limbadi municipality farm on May 6th, 2016 and was to never be seen again.
A former mafia member, who has since changed his name to Antonio Cossidente after cooperating with the feds, says the ‘Ndrangheta influential figure in the western Calabrian region is responsible for the killing. Cossidente claims to have received the information from Emanuele Mancuso, an imprisoned ‘Ndrangheta member who has also quit on organized crime.
“The woman was fed to pigs,” Mancuso allegedly said.
Mancuso was arrested in 2019 as part of the investigation into Chindamo’s death. He was later released. The suspect in the killing reportedly has close ties to the Mancuso clan.
In Italian-American organized crime, women are considered “off-limits.” It appears Italy is a different story.