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The Missoni family issued a statement to media outlets on Saturday confirming that Vittorio Missoni's bag was indeed found on the island of Bonaire on February 10. The statement added that the bag was also labeled with Missoni's partner's name, Maurizia Castiglioni, with whom he was traveling, and that there was a second, smaller bag found "not too far" away, which also belonged to the couple. Both were empty and "very damaged inside, with their many zips entirely unzipped," according to the statement.
Italian and Venezuelan investigative crews are studying the two bags along with the one found on February 4 on the island of Curaçao, which had been stowed on Missoni's plane and that helped focus the search west of Los Roques. For a map of the various locations, head here.
The family also reiterated that the "case is not closed," and, finally, they kindly asked that news outlets take "the utmost caution in the diffusion of unverified news" on account of their "difficult and greatly uncertain situation."
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