Venezuela Officials Recover Bodies in Search for Fashion Exec
Last January, Vittorio Missoni, the son of the founder of the fashion house Missoni, his wife Maurizia Castiglioni and their two friends Guido Foresti and Elda Scalvenzi disappeared when their plane lost contact with control towers off the coast of the Los Roques islands near Venezuela. The wreckage of the plane was found in June, but Venezuelan navy divers weren’t able to reach it until 10 days ago. Divers have since recovered DNA samples from five bodies found in the wreckage. Though the DNA has yet to be identified, Venezuelan Attorney General Luisa Ortega claims luggage found in the plane indicates it is indeed the plane in which the party went down.
After the plane disappeared, the Italian Agency for Air Safety released a statement claiming the company that owned the plane “was not fully licensed to operate,” according to BBC.
According to the BBC, Ortega claims that DNA analysis “could take 48 hours, but also up to a month, depending on the quality of the samples.” The report also states that the divers found a sixth body, but it was too difficult to access and extract a sample.
According to The Telegraph, the area in which the plane was flying is “notorious for plane accidents.”
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