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'''Pippa Bacca''' was an experienced hitch-hiking artist from Italy. Dressed up as a bride she was on a trip with her friend to promote world-peace and to show that trusting strangers increases peace. The trip they named '[http://bridesontour.fotoup.net/ Brides on Tour]' and was going from [[Milan]] to [[Palestine]]. They started Brides on Tour on the 8th of March 2008 and before arriving in Turkey they had gone through [[Slovenia]], [[Croatia]], [[Bosnia]] and [[Bulgaria]].
Pippa went missing on the 31th of March of 2008 after she had left [[Istanbul]]. Her body was found dead in a forest near the town of [[Gebze]] in [[Turkey]], just 30-40 kilometers from Istanbul. Reports mention she was the victim of sexual or [[gender violence]]. Pippa's real name was Giuseppina Pasqualino di Marineo. She was 33 years old.