DNA Tests Confirm Remains Found Are Missing Concordia Passenger


Authorities in Italy have confirmed that the remains found on the wreck of the Costa Concordia were those of missing passenger, Maria Grazia Trecarichi.

DNA tests were conducted to confirm her identity. Her remains had been missing since the cruise ship capsized in January 2012, killing 32 people. The remains of Indian crewmember, Russel Rebello, have not yet been found.

The lurching semi-submerged wreck of the Concordia was finally hauled upright upright on September 24th, making it possible to continue a search for the two missing. A joint task force of Coast Guard, firefighters, Navy, Carabinieri military police, Finance Guard and state police resumed the search that had been left off in the spring of 2012. They inspected all accessible areas on board, both above and below surface, as well as the seabed near the Concordia

Captain Francesco Schettino is currently on trial for the shipwreck.





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