|Remains of Missoni fashion label heir and wife recovered months after plane disappeared
The bodies of Vittorio Missoni, 58, his wife, Maurizia Castiglioni (pictured together) have been recovered in Venezuela, media reports said citing a local news agency. The heir to the Italian luxury label disappeared while on a flight aboard a small plane that left Los Roques island on January 4 on the way to Caracas in Venezuela.
Los Roques is an archipelago of 350 islands that attracts tourists from all over the world for its deep turquoise sea and the large number of exotic species that live there.
The plane was found in July.
Vittorio Missoni is the son of the eponymous fashion label's founder Ottavio Missoni. Vittorio was the fashion house's marketing director.
Corpses of Vittorio’s friends, Guido Foresti and Elda Scalvenzi as well as a co-pilot have been recovered, UK’s Guardian said citing the Ansa news agency.
The report said the bodies had been found with their seatbelts still fastened.
Ottavio Missoni died in May, aged 92, before his son's body was found.
The fashion house was set up in 1953 by Ottavio Missoni and his wife Rosita Jelmini and their designs have graced the rich and famous.
Missoni was born in the then Yugoslavia on February 11, 1921 and started out with a career in track athletics after moving to Italy.- Agencies/The Standard