Augustavio Carrara
Missing since early May 1996 from Belarus
Classification: Endangered Missing

Vital Statistics

Age at Time of Disappearance: 56 years old

Height and Weight at Time of Disappearance: 5'11"- 180 cm

Distinguishing Characteristics: White male. Grey hair; blue eyes.

Circumstances of Disappearance

On April 30, 1996, Augustavio Carrara, a truck driver from Selvino, Bergamo, Italy, left for Moscow.
He was due to come back between May 13 and 17. He carried a load of San Pellegrino stockings in his truck, an IVECO 190.38 trailer. The order came from Centro Tir, a Bergamo company for which he regularly worked. He was also supposed to retrieve a load in Minsk, Belarus.
After complying with the Custom's formalities, Carrara drove through the Fernetti pass, and traveled through Slovenia, Croatia and Hungary, entered Ukraine and on May 4th he reached Gomel in Belarus. He was seen on the road in his truck by a colleague at around 18.00 on that day, not far from the city. He was never seen again.
He was supposed to deliver the goods in Moscow within 8 to 10 days from the departure date. His arrival and the delivery of the goods were confirmed on May 13 by fax by the Russian firm but then denied four days later.
On May 20, his truck was spotted in Gorodok, Belarus, stopped in front of a police station. On May 24, the Belorussian police informed that, on May 5, they had found Carrara's trailer, abandoned, without a license plate, in a parking lot near Gorodok.
The truck was not damaged and his belongings were still inside, undisturbed. The trailer was sealed but empty. The mileage recorder disk was found in the driver's cabin. The Belorussian police had the disk decoded by an expert and tried to reconstruct Carrara's itinerary. They suggest that he was robbed and then probably killed at the border between Russia and Belarus or within Russia, by a gang of Russian robbers specialized in assaulting trailers who generally operate in the Smolensk area but the exact circumstances surrounding his disappearance remain unknown. Foul play is suspected

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