Series B and C referee Daniele De Santis and his wife were killed in his apartment on Monday evening.
According to, the 33-year-old and his girlfriend, 30-year-old Eleonora Manta, were found stabbed to death in his apartment in Lecce.
A man was seen running from the scene with a knife after neighbors were alerted by shouting.
De Santis was mainly a Serie C official and during his career he had officiated 130 competitive matches.
In 2017 he made his Serie B debut as the fourth Pisa-Benevento official.