Imagine leaving your home for the beautiful Italian countryside, only to have your life snuffed out in the most brutal way possible.
This was the case of Meredith Kercher, a lovely woman who only wanted to study and explore the world.
She thought she was safe, safer than she would be in the bustling city of Rome or Milan.
But she wasn’t.
Perugia the just as deadly as anywhere.
Evil never sleeps.
And it took another victim.
10 Meredith Kercher Was A Brilliant Student
Meredith Susanna Cara Kercher, or Mez to her friends, was born in Southwark, London, on the 28th of December 1985.
She was described as a cheerful, kind soul who loved the Italian culture and aspired to be a journalist for the European Union.
Meredith was also a European Studies Major at the University of Leeds. In September 2007, Meredith, still a super fan of the Italian culture, found a way to live out her Italian dream.
Her school’s exchange program. Despite a lot of setbacks, Meredith finally embarked on a year-long exchange program in Italy. It was a dream come true. But it didn’t last long.
9 Meredith's Brutal Murder
On the 1st of November 2007, barely three months after her arrival at the beautiful Italian city of Perugia, Meredith Kercher was found dead in her apartment.
She was stabbed multiple times, and then her throat was slit. Meredith was also sexually assaulted before her brutal murder.
Her bedroom door was found locked, but when it was forced open, it was found out that her assailant had gained entrance through her bedroom window.
The murderer had butchered the poor woman and used a duvet to cover the body. No one knew when the killer came in, and no one knew when he left. Meredith took her last breath alone, far from home, far from help.