An Italian man found with apparent memory loss is being questioned by police back home amid reports he searched the internet for ’how to disappear without a trace’.
Salvatore Mannino, 52, was discovered by police at St Giles’ Cathedral in Edinburgh last month and claimed to have no idea who he was.
The businessman, who remains under supervision in hospital, had gone missing from Lajatico, near Pisa, the previous day after taking his children to school.
According to reports in the Italian media, investigators had found searches on his laptop of how to disappear.
It has been reported that Mr Mannino tried to close joint bank accounts belonging to him and his wife, moving the money to accounts under her name only.
Italian media have reported that Mr Mannino has now been charged with ’violating his family assistance obligations’ as a result.
Before leaving the family home, he left a briefcase with 9,318 pounds and a sheet of paper with a numerical sequence, a code which was deciphered by his son, 18.
Filippo told Corriere della Sera: ’It was a message Dad left me to decipher, I am sure of it, because he knew I am passionate about mathematical games.’