Salvatore "Barore" Vargiu, 82 years old, known to all as "Trava", one of the kidnappers convicted of the kidnapping of Fabrizio De Andrè and Dori Ghezzi, which took place in Sardinia in 1979, died last night in a tragic accident on state road 389 .
His gray Mitsubishi Pajero went off the road and ended up against a dry stone wall , on the road he had taken a thousand times, the Buddusò-Pattada. An accident, which took place at the crossroads of Osidda, perhaps caused by an illness: Vargiu was a heart patient. The off-road vehicle overturned, the impact left him no way out.
The Carabinieri of the Compagnia di Ozieri and the Alà dei Sardi station were on site, together with the firefighters and 118 operators who could not do anything but confirm the death.
Vargiu was probably returning to Buddusò, where he lived, after a day's work in the countryside of Pattada, his hometown.
In the summer of 1979, the court documents say, he was one of the ten members of the gang who, after taking De Andrè from his home in Tempio , kept him for months together with his partner Dori Ghezzi in an unreachable place in the mountains of Pattada. Jailer and "vivandiere", he was sentenced to 25 years in prison. In 1991 Barore asked for pardon, in the request also the green light for the victims, with the signature of Fabrizio De Andrè .