Ashley Olsen, the American woman found murdered in Florence, Italy last week, was reportedly last seen alive at Montecarla, a members-only club with an alleged history of drugs, violence, and sex.
The two-story club is said to offer pretty much anything a person might be looking for during a night on the town, and now there is speculation that Olsen may have invited someone back to her home the night she was killed. However, the owner, Jovo Vukelic, says that investigating who might have left with Ashley will be difficult.
“I was not here on the night she disappeared, and the CCTV camera at the entrance is not working,” Vukelic told the Daily Mail.
Olsen, originally from Florida, moved to Florence just a few years ago, and those who knew her say she was a sweet, loving girl. Friends say they can’t imagine that anyone would ever want to hurt her.
“I can’t imagine a person who would hurt her. She is a gentle, a kind, a beautiful, friendly, lovely girl and it’s an awful shock. We’ve got a great community here of people and everyone loved her,” said a woman who would only identify herself as Amy.
Olsen was reportedly found with bruises on her neck, but police have not commented fully on the cause of death because the autopsy has not been completed. Ashley’s boyfriend, who is also an artist, reportedly found her body on Saturday after checking on her because he hadn’t heard from her. Officials interviewed him, but do not have any suspects at this time.