Venezuela recovers 5 bodies in Missoni search

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Associated Press

Posted on October 21, 2013 at 9:33 PM

Updated Monday, Oct 21 at 9:33 PM

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuelan authorities say navy divers have recovered five bodies from the wreckage of a small plane that crashed in the Caribbean last January while carrying the CEO of the Italian fashion house Missoni and five other people.

Attorney General Luisa Ortega told reporters on Monday it would take up to a month to positively identify the remains, which she said were recovered between Oct. 12 and 19.

The wreckage was located on June 27 I near the Los Roques islands at a depth of nearly 300 feet.

On board when it went down were the 58-year-old Vittorio Missoni, his wife, two Italian friends and the two-man Venezuelan crew.

Ortega did not say to whom the missing body was believed to have belonged.

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