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A piece of luggage found on the Caribbean island of Curaçao has been linked to Vittorio Missoni's plane, which went missing on January 4. The story is a bit complicated: The bag belonged to an Italian tourist Giorgio Neri, who left on a different plane minutes after Missoni's, but for storage reasons stowed the bag on the now-missing aircraft. On January 10, six days after Missoni's plane disappeared, a German tourist found the bag on Curaçao. It was empty, but contact information was still legible. The tourist contacted Neri once he was back home in Germany, and Neri alerted the Missoni family.
A spokesperson for the Missoni family has said, "They are not drawing any conclusion. This is simply another piece of an already complex puzzle." The search crew, however, says the discovery will help focus their efforts.
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