The Unsolved Death of Ana Lucrecia Taglioretti
Fans of True Crime may not have heard about the interesting, yet tragic unsolved death of this talented musician.
Ana Taglioretti was born in Paraguay, three months earlier than expected — on Christmas Day in 1995. After spending the early months of her life in hospital, she was finally discharged — however, Ana had no home to go to as her birth mother abandoned her.
Ana was taken in by the Paraguayan Red Cross who looked after her until her first adoption, which sadly did not last long, as as soon as her blindness was discovered, she was abandoned yet again. Ana was then adopted by a music teacher, who became her mother.
Ana’s mother decided to home school Ana, due to her having “stunted psychological development”. Ana began studying music from an early age and started playing the piano at the age of 5, before joining the Coro del Sanatorio Internacional de Luque (the international Choir of Luque, the Paraguayan city in which she resided) at the age of 6.
Ana continued her study of music, later branching out and learning the harp, violin, and singing more. Ana released her first record alongside Amnesty International’s campaign Un violín a favor de Los Derechos Humanos (A violin for human rights) in 2010.
Ana continued her career in music until she died in 2020, her most recent performance being in 2019 when she participated in a benefit concert to help Paraguayan families affected by drought and wildfires, collecting clothes and non-perishable food items among other aid.
Ana’s personal life was undoubtedly troubled from the beginning, with her adoptions and health issues giving her a somewhat unconventional start to life. In 2012, it was reported that the then 16-year-old Ana was the victim of domestic abuse at the hands of her adoptive mother, having been forced to sleep outside as well as being on the receiving end of verbal abuse, all of which were confirmed by the neighbors of Ana and her mother.
In January 2020, Ana was living in an apartment in Asunción, the capital of Paraguay. On the 9th of January 2020, Ana’s mother went to visit her however upon receiving no answer to phone calls or the doorbell, she called a locksmith to gain access to the apartment in which Ana lived. Her lifeless body was then found, and taken to the local police morgue for an examination into the cause of her death.
It has been estimated that Ana had been dead for around 48 hours before her body was found. The investigation into her death found no reason for them to believe anyone else was involved in her death, her apartment was found in an orderly state and there were no signs of a struggle on her body (no bruises or fractures, etc).
The cause of Ana’s death is still unknown, however, the investigators can not rule out a natural death caused by an unknown heart condition, as heart problems do run in Ana’s family.
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As someone who has an interest in true crime stories, the death of Ana Taglioretti struck something within me, I don’t know the cause of her death and have no reason to go against what the investigators have said about this case, but I will be keeping an eye out on any updates of this case as there is something that tells me this isn’t as straight forward as they believe.