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SAN DIEGO - A body found in the trunk of a car has been positively identified as that of Gianni Belvedere, a young man who disappeared after his fiance and brother were shot to death in a mall parking lot.
The body was discovered Jan. 17 in the Riverside area after police got a call about a foul odor coming from the car's trunk area. The car was registered to 24-year-old Gianni Belvedere, but a positive identification was not made until this week.
The man's death has been ruled a homicide, adding to the mystery of what happened to the trio.
On Dec. 24, two people - Salvatore Belvedere and Ilona Flint, both 22, were found shot inside a car parked at the San Diego shopping mall. Flint died at the scene and Belvedere died several days later.
After the shooting, Salvatore Belvedere's brother, 24-year-old Gianni Belvedere, was missing (he was Flint's fiance). His disappearance raised questions about whether there had been some kind of violent end to a love triangle, but now the determination that Gianni Belvedere was killed changes the scope of the investigation.
Anyone with information that can help investigators is asked to contact Det. Rick Wheeler at (951) 353-7134 or Det. Rick Cobb at (951) 353-7135.