The family of a 34-year-old have made a plea to uncover how he died six months on from his passing in Sheffield.

Today marks six months since Carlo Giannini was found dead in Manor Fields Park at 5am on Thursday 12 May.

In a plea to help find answers over Mr Giannini’s death, his family said in a plea from their home in Italy: “Carlo was a man full of life and with a lot of passion for his work.

“He loved his family, he loved life, he loved his friends. He believed and trusted people who showed him love and wanted to change his life with his work.”

A post-mortem following Mr Giannini’s death concluded that the Italy national died of a stab wound.

A statement from South Yorkshire Police today revealed that six months of investigations, CCTV trawls, witness appeals and evidence gathering are yet to identify what happened that morning.

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The press release read: “It is believed the 34-year-old entered the park at 1:08am that morning, but his movements up until his death are unknown.”

Two people have so far been arrested in connection with Mr Giannini’s death, both on suspicion of murder. A 17-year-old boy will face no further action and an 18-year-old man remains on bail.

Senior Investigating Officer DCI Becky Hodgman said: “It’s still absolutely essential we build up a clear picture of the activity in and around the park on the morning of 12 May.

“Somebody out there knows something that will help the Giannini family get some answers. This is your chance to come forward and help them.”

The Giannini family added: “Carlo deserves to rest in peace and, along with justice, this is the minimum we can give to him after his life was taken from him. Because no-one has the right to kill.

“If anyone saw something on the night between 11 and 12 May 2022, please go to the police. It might help give Carlo some dignity.”

If you have any information which could assist the police, please contact 101 quoting incident number 122 of 12 May. You can also pass information directly to the incident room via

Alternatively, you can stay completely anonymous by contacting the independent charity Crimestoppers via their website or by calling their UK Contact Centre on 0800 555 111.