Italian police in a file photo. AP
Italian authorities told the Consulate General of Egypt in Milan that the death took place on 14 January, the statement noted.
The Egyptian consulate in Milan continues its extensive contacts with the relevant Italian authorities to follow up on the developments of the case and reveal the results of the investigations into the death, the statement said.
The ministry also affirmed that work is underway to repatriate the body of the deceased to Cairo after finalising the required procedures.
DNA tests have confirmed that the victim is Mohamed Ibrahim, a 44-year-old Egyptian man who lives in Cilavegna commune of Pavia province in northern Italy, Italian media reports said on Saturday.
The remains of Ibrahim’s body were found charred inside a burning Audi A3 in the Gambolò countryside in Pavia, the report said, noting that the man was also hit by a gunshot.
A hunter reported the incident to police in mid-January, according to Italian media. Police confirmed that the owner of the car, Ibrahim, was missing from home.
The cause of Ibrahim’s death has not been announced to date.