As American teens Gabriel Natale-Hjorth and Finnegan Elder languish in an Italian jail awaiting their fate for the murder of Italian police officer Mario Cerciello Rega, a fuller picture of the accused killers' privileged backgrounds is beginning to emerge.
Natale-Hjorth hails from the leafy affluent enclave of Mill Valley - a small town located just a short drive from San Francisco, over the Golden Gate Bridge often referred to as 'millionaire's village', DailyMail.com can reveal.
The town is packed with art galleries, trendy fashion boutiques and open-air coffee shops and is popular with wealthy Silicon Valley entrepreneurs and downtown financial brokers.
The 18-year old's luxurious home life is in stark contrast to the jail cell in Rome where he's currently waiting, as his high-society father visited him today in prison and says his son is absolutely 'distraught'.
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Gabriel Natale-Hjorth, 18, (left) and Finnegan Lee Elder, 19, (right) are accused of stabbing Deputy Brigadier Mario Cerciello Rega to death on Friday in Rome. Natale-Hjorthand is from the affluent area of Mill Valley, California, known as 'millionaire's village'
This is the the family's main home - a posh $1.65 million three bedroom house with stunning views of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area
The pair is currently being held in solitary confinement at the Regina Coeli holding jail (above) in central Rome while detectives investigate the murder
Natale-Hjorth's parents also own this two-bed, two bath property is less than 100 yards from the white-sandy beach and Pacific Ocean
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Gabriel's mother Heidi Hjorth, 57, (left) is a high-end realtor with upmarket real estate brokerage Golden Gate Sotheby's International Realty while his father Fabrizio Natale, 54, is also among the elite an Executive director at a venture capital and private equity firm
The teen's parents fit right in among Mill Valley's high-society.
His mother Heidi Hjorth, 57, is a high-end realtor with upmarket real estate brokerage Golden Gate Sotheby's International Realty, selling multi-million dollar homes to the city's wealthiest.
According to a profile on Sotheby's, blonde Hjorth is of Danish heritage and is an avid fan of 'the outdoors, oceans, the wine country, bicycling, walking, animals and kids, and gives the highest regard to homes filled with family and friends.'
Lawyers are expected to use this damning picture of Natale-Hjorth blind-folded and chained during a police interrogation to throw doubt on the credibility of the boys' confession
The accused teen's Italian father Fabrizio Natale, 54, is also among the elite. He was able to visit in son in prison Wednesday morning, lawyer Francesco Petrelli revealed.
Mr. Natale, 54, said in a statement: 'Gabriel is distraught with what happened and cannot come to terms with it.
'We are deeply upset by his predicament while at the same time convinced of his innocence.'
Mr. Natale an Executive Director at a venture capital and private equity firm called Capital Dynamics and a former Principal Investment Officer for the European Investment Fund.
He's also a member of the San Francisco Yacht Club where the rich and famous of northern California converge.
Mr. Natale, an accomplished sailor, even competed in the 2009 Rolex Big Boat Series as headsail trimmer on board the Tupelo Honey yacht - which won the IRC-D division trophy that year.
The wealthy, well-dressed married couple also own a multi-million dollar property portfolio in the area.
The main family home is a posh $1.65 million three bedroom house with stunning views of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area.
According to some reports the couple may have recently separated.
This might explain why the luxury property, which they bought in 2004, is currently up for sale on Hjorth's own real estate page.
She's trying to sell the home through Sotheby's and the 2440 sq ft 'Modern Barn' boasts high end finishes throughout, wide plank hardwood flooring, newly re-modeled kitchen and bathrooms, decks, siding, and beautiful landscaping.
Hjorth and Natale also own a stunning $2million 'architect designed' beach house in Stinson Beach which is 13 miles away along the coast.
The wealthy Natale-Hjorth`family also own this apartment Sausalito, California, which they rent out
This is an interior of one of three homes that the Natale-Hjorth family owns. This one is worth about $2million
The interior of the Natale-Hjorth beach home that is rented out to tourists year round for up to $600 a night
Natale-Hjorth's father is a member of the San Francisco Yacht Club where the rich and famous of northern California converge, and an accomplished sailor (pictured at the 5th Rolex Big Boat Series in 2009)
This social media photo shows Natale-Hjorth flaunting his wealth outside the Gucci Shop in Rome just days before being arrested for the stabbing death of an Italian officer
The two-bed, two bath property is less than 100 yards from the white-sandy beach and Pacific Ocean and is rented out to tourists year round for up to $600 a night.
The house is listed on several vacation rental sites and 'Heidi' is the listed agent.
The couple bought the land in 2015 and had an architect draw up plans to build a modern, designer home on