In 1995, Sargonia Dankha, a 21-year-old Swedish girl disappeared in Linköping under mysterious circumstances. Her Italian ex-boyfriend was the sole suspect, but, due to their local jurisprudence, the lack of a body and concrete evidence led Swedish authorities to a dead-end. The case remained unsolved for 28 years. After many setbacks, the family sought help outside of Sweden, turning to Francesco, corporate criminal lawyer at the Italian Firm Morri Rossetti in Milan.
Francesco Rubino and his team conducted an exhaustive review of the previous investigation's materials and initiated a fresh inquiry. The case is complex, not only from a procedural standpoint, but also due to countless obstacles – from the transnationality of the situation to jurisdiction, territorial competence, and the risk of expiration. Francesco and his team managed to open proceedings at the Prosecutor's Office of Imperia that finally led to the arrest of the suspect in Sanremo, in the Liguria region.
Thanks to the international connections of the Firm especially via the Eurojuris International legal network, the victim's family was able to find Francesco and get in touch with him.
The investigations are not yet closed, but the team have reached an important first breakthrough in this case and a first important step for Sargonia's family. It also shows that even across borders, in the face of multi-jurisdictional challenges and significant time lapsed, justice remains within reach.