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The husband of a British mother who was found stabbed to death in her Italian dream home is the prime suspect and could have fled abroad.
Michele Faiers, 66, was found lying on her first-floor bedroom in a pool of blood by her friend inside her rural home in a village near Casoli, a town in eastern Italy on Wednesday morning.
Colonel Alceo Greco, of Italy's carabinieri police force, said Ms Faiers' had probably died at least three days ago and her husband Michael Whitbread, 74, is the prime suspect.
Police launched a country-wide manhunt for Mr Whitbread after his wife's body was found. It is feared that he could have already fled the country, Col Greco added.
The couple had been living in the house in the countryside near Palombara for the past four years and were described by local residents as 'very private'.
Michele Faiers (pictured with her partner Michael Whitbread) was found fatally stabbed in her idyllic Italian homeon Wednesday
Police confirmed her partner Michael was on the run and wanted in connection with her death
Pictures show the couple enjoying a winter break, skiing in nearby mountains and in one snap she is seen with her daughter Harriet
Ms Faiers made her last post on her Instagram page on October 25, when three pictures of a spectacular sunset taken from the terrace of her house were uploaded.
She captioned it 'another beautiful sunset' and among the people who liked it was her partner Mr Whitbread.
Other pictures show the couple enjoying a winter break, skiing in nearby mountains and in one snap she is seen with her daughter Harriet.
The couple also enjoyed several diving holidays together and Micheal is believed to be an experienced scuba diver.
A local plumber who the couple employed confirmed the Facebook identities to MailOnLine and said:'I just can't believe it.