Andrea OlivieroAge 28
29 Jul 2013
Rome, Lazio (Italy)
TDoR list ref: tgeu/29-Jul-2013/Andrea Olivieri
Andrea's body was found on platform 10 of Roma Termini station. She had been beaten.
Andrea was of Colombian descent. In a video interview made several days before her murder, she stated that the Termini Station was her home, but that she was afraid and didn't feel safe there.
Andrea says she left Colombia to try her luck in Italy. However, the impact on her of Rome and the station was devastating. After being robbed several times, the young woman had a paralysed arm and a bad leg. Just that leg and the limp with which she dragged herself made her particularly recognisable to the people of Termini. Her paralyzed arm and injured leg were the result of an assault which ended with the theft of her phone and passport: "In Ostia a boy hit me, I was seven months in a coma". Also for this reason his dream was to "meet a guy with a lot of money that makes me leave the road because it is too ugly".
Maria Gabriella Lanza, the journalist who collected her story, described Andrea as follows: "While smiling in front of the camera and asking laughing if it was good footage, Andrea did not think about death....she did not expect to die a few days later wearing her pink skirt and her sneakers. She thought of the future - because in spite of everything she had not lost hope. "I would like to meet a guy with a lot of money that will help me leave the road because it's too ugly", she told us. A sad smile, her story, her life, today [at her funeral] there were only two or three homeless people from the station, her traveling companions and nobody else".
TvT project: Il Tempo 30.07.2013 & Corriere della Serra 01.08.2013 & Roma Today 01.08.2013