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It's been two weeks since a plane carrying Vittorio Missoni and several friends disappeared off the coast of Venezuela, and instead of answers, the cell phone call logs of some of the passengers have allowed more support to what Venezuelan authorities are calling a kidnapping "conspiracy theory," one which is held by the rest of the Missoni family.
Per the Daily Beast, these are "cell phone anomalies" that suggest something more sinister than a plane crash:
January 4: "According to several Italian newspapers, a list of calls registered by the local Venezuelan telephone carrier the Italians' phones were roaming through showed that both the Foresti phones made a series of calls at noon on Jan. 4, several hours after the plane disappeared."
January 6: "According to Italian wire service ANSA, more than 48 hours after the plane disappeared, the cellphone belonging to fellow passenger Guido Foresti sent a message to Foresti's son indicating that the phone was back in range after being out of that zone since earlier that day. Calls made later to both Foresti and his wife's number indicated that the phones were off."
January 7: "Calls to Foresti's wife's phone rang 10 times before automatically transferring through to the phone's answering service, indicating that her phone was also momentarily on or back in cell-tower range."
In related news, the 72 year old Missoni plane pilot's license was not expired, as previously thought. Italian authorities have verified that his physical and psychological tests, which are required of pilots 65 and older, were good through May 2013.
· Update: Vittorio Missoni Is Believed To Have Been Kidnapped [Racked]
· Missoni Family Holds Out Hope for Missing Plane After a Weekend of Fruitless Searching [Racked]