Late Wednesday night two arrests were made in connection with the rape and possible murder of the 16-year-old Italian girl Desiree Mariottini.

The teen girl was found dead in an abandoned building in a suburb in Rome. It is believed that she was drugged and gang raped while being unconscious, investigators say.

Two illegal Senegalese migrants have been arrested: Mamadou Gara, 26, and Brian Minteh, 43. They are suspected of sexual group violence, selling drugs and voluntary manslaughter.

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