Fresh appeal over murder of 34-year-old man in park in 2022

Police have launched a fresh appeal over the unsolved murder of a pizza chef stabbed to death two years ago. Italian-born Carlo Giannini, 34, was found dead in a Sheffield park on May 12, 2022.

A murder probe was launched and four knives were recovered during a search of the scene - though none could be linked to his death or identify the handler of the weapon, detectives said. Six people have been interviewed, five on suspicion of the murder and one on suspicion of assisting an offender, in connection with the case, South Yorkshire Police said.

But as yet it remains unsolved. The force released a new appeal on Sunday on the anniversary of Carlo's death.

The victim's family has also penned a new tribute. They said: “There isn’t a day that we don’t think about Carlo. We live that 12 May every day, remembering what happened.

"Our life has changed. Time does not change our pain. There are many questions - we ask why? The only answer is that whatever happened, no one had the right to kill a young man with many dreams and a great passion for his work. He loved life and his family.

“It saddens his family that someone must know what happened and does not help to find the culprit. They didn’t just kill Carlo but also his whole family. He was a young man, a son, a brother, a beloved friend. We want to say thank you to the English police.”

Det Ch Insp Becky Hodgman, who is the lead investigator for this case, added: “Officers have worked tirelessly over the last two years on this large-scale murder investigation in their attempts to identify Carlo’s killer, and the reason behind his tragic death.

“We have carried out this investigation with Carlo’s family always at the forefront of our mind. Officers have left no stone unturned, but due to the scant evidence we have not yet been able to provide the answers that the family desperately want and deserve.

“Carlo’s family and I believe that somebody has information that could be crucial in moving this case forward, enabling us to bring Carlo’s killer to justice and offer his family the closure they need. I implore anyone who knows anything about this case to consider the pain that Carlo’s family are in, and to get in touch.

"Two years have passed but it is not too late to help.”

Anyone with information is urged to call South Yorkshire Police on 101, quoting incident number 122 of May 12, 2022.

Carlo - who was living in Sheffield - was found in Manor Fields Park. Police later established he had been stabbed to death.