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    LA - Ylenia Maria Sole Carrisi, 23, New Orleans, 6 January 1994

    http://www.charleyproject.org/cases/...si_ylenia.html

    I came across this case researching Tammy Leppert. She is also someone missing that had been in movies and TV shows. Surprisingly, I didn't find a thread for her here on Websleuths.

    Missing Since: 1/6/1994 from New Orleans, LA
    Age: 23
    5'9", 120lbs, blonde hair, green eyes
    Last seen in a floral dress and waist length white coat
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    An archived article from 1994: http://www.nytimes.com/1994/02/28/us...f-mystery.html

    Ms. Carrisi is a minor television celebrity in Italy, for a short time a counterpart of Vanna White on an Italian game show. But she is best known as the daughter of two Italian singers, Al Bano and Romina Power, and as the granddaughter of the American actor Tyrone Power and his actress wife, Linda Christian.

    Ms. Carrisi and her parents came to New Orleans on vacation last July, says Fabrizio Mazza, the Italian Consul here, and Ms. Carrisi met a street musician, Alaxander Masakela, a 54-year-old cornet player with a Jamaican accent. Enchanted by the city and apparently by Mr. Masakela, Ms. Carrisi stayed behind when her parents went on to Florida, saying she wanted to write and paint.

    According to accounts in the Italian news media, as described by Dr. Mazza, Ms. Carrisi rushed to Florida two days later, telling her parents that she feared that two men were trying to drug and kill her.

    Nevertheless, Ms. Carrisi, who was on leave from her studies at the University of London, returned to New Orleans on Dec. 30. The Times-Picayune, New Orleans's main newspaper, quoted Ms. Power as saying that her daughter wanted to "find characters for a book she was writing."

    The young woman mingled with street musicians and the homeless, and took notes. She stayed with Mr. Masakela in a scruffy hotel on St. Charles Street, five blocks from the French Quarter, where Mr. Masakela played his cornet for donations.

    On Jan 6. at 11 P.M., a young woman jumped into the Mississippi River near the Aquarium of the Americas, on the edge of the French Quarter. Shortly before, she had told a security guard, "I belong in the water." The woman swam through the fast brown currents about 100 yards toward the middle of the river.

    A barge then came by, making waves. The woman screamed for help and then vanished. The Coast Guard searched 90 miles of the river, almost to the Gulf of Mexico, and found only the body of an unidentified man. Lure of the River

    The security guard, Albert Cordova, has tentatively identified photos of Ms. Carrisi as depicting the woman who spoke to him.
    Ms. Carrisi's parents last heard from their daughter on Jan. 1, and despite her apparent drowning, they say they fear she is being held hostage.

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    Mr. Masakela wherever he may be, seems to have been the prime suspect and may well have gotten away with murder.

    She was staying with him at the hotel. He never declared her missing. He seems to have been the last person to have seen her alive. He's been involved in other cases of mistreatment against women. Many of Ylenia's belongings were found in his possession. He tried to pay for the hotel with her traveller's cheques after she went missing. He tried to pay for the hotel with her traveller's cheques after she went missing. He tried to pay for the hotel with her traveller's cheques after she went missing.

    Yes. I wrote that THREE times. Unbelieveable!

    LE?

    Is there anybody out there?

    http://www.examiner.com/article/missing


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    His name is Alexander Masakela. It's here in this (Italian) wiki page for Ylenia and seems to have been published in MSM:

    Ylenia Carrisi - Wikipedia

    Some more information from a book:

    http://books.google.ca/books?id=cYvJ...sakela&f=false
    Last edited by KateB; 04-23-2015 at 05:56 PM. Reason: repair url tag.

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    Strange but true…Alexander seems to have gone mia…

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    ETA - From what I've managed to find, he was still alive as of 2011.
    Last edited by Pink Panther; 05-15-2014 at 10:56 PM.

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    This missing case is very famous here in Italy, and has been followed several times by television program Chi l'ha visto? which he deals with disappearance and unsolved crimes; note the difference of views on the case from the parents : the father is convinced that his daughter is dead perhaps committed suicide or drug problems, while the mother is convinced that her daughter is still alive; I take an extract from wikipedia in Italian where it is written: To even deny with firmness (swearing), from the day of the disappearance today, the fact that Ylenia is drowned in the river, is also a mysterious boy of Marc Back name that knew Ylenia to “Damages them” and offered own aid to the Carrisi for the searches, that it assures to have met Ylenia time after January 1994. The boy in question never is not interrogated and he does not appreciate to speak about this history to the journalists, never not even is in fact not interviewed. The newspapers and the tv have not never published a its photography and rarely in all these years it has mentioned he. During a nose-dive of “Who has seen it” is transmitted an extract of phone call that the newsroom of the program has made it, without but revealing its name, in which she has assured with force that Ylenia was still weever in 1996, very two years after the disappearance, and that the police invented the suicide in order to close the case;

    besides this a fotoreporter Italian it is convinced that Ylenia is ancota via, and it would have taken a photo to Venice in 2000

    http://guide.supereva.it/cronaca_ner...1/276271.shtml



    Moreover also the head of the Police of New Orleans, Warren J. Riley asserts that the Carrisi would be found to Sant'Anthony's, an Greek-orthodox convent of Phoenix. How never do all these people assert that Ylenia is still weever? Only personal ideas and suggestions?

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    http://www.today.it/gossip/ylenia-ca...amionista.html

    "Ylenia Carrisi killed by a truck driver"
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    The ability to solve the murder of Ylenia Carrisi, the eldest daughter of Al Bano and Romina, arrives in these hours from the United States.


    The girl would have been killed by a truck driver to whom he had hitched a ride on his journey on the road when he was 24 and the turning point, writes 'the Day', came thanks to the revelations of the alleged murderer, Keith Hunter Jesperson, after a long and careful investigation by the sheriff of the county of Palm Beach.


    The track is considered by Interpol very reliable, so much so that, two weeks ago, he sent the police in Cellino San Marco to take samples of the DNA of the singer and his sons Yari, Cristel and Romina Junior. To these findings are added those of the mother, Romina Power, which in the days of the withdrawal of the police was in New York and are now in the hands of the Ris of Rome. After extrapolation of the profiles, can be compared with that of the bones of a woman found in Holt, Florida, on September 15 of 1994, that is nine months after the complaint of disappearance of Ylenia.


    In 1996, Jesperson has confessed to killing a girl he met in a service station in Tampa, Florida, who called Suzanne and, backpacker, was trying to get to California or Nevada. At that time, according to US investigators, Ylenia Carrisi attending a street in New Orleans - who was also suspected of murder - but, above all, used to be called just that name: Suzanne. With the confession of the truck driver, the Sheriff of Palm Beach has never stopped looking for a name to associate with those bones and with the help of an expert, he would have reconstructed the face of the young, and one recognized by the truck driver would be an amazing similarity with the face of Ylenia, so incredible start Interpol to go to sample the genetic home Carrisi.


    After more than twenty years - during which time the Court of Brindisi declared presumed death of Ylenia - still no shortage of dark sides of this story (it remains, for example, the question as to why the remains found at Holt few months after the disappearance you have never been associated with that of the daughter of Al Bano) but now, thanks to the great strides made by science since that December 31, 1993, the day of the last contact with the family of Ylenia, could finally clear up .



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    The teeth of the skull the same as those of Ylenia
    The detective investigating the 20 women killed by the serial killer has no doubts Pending the results genetic Al Bano and Romina not want to comment


    Texas for the extrapolation of the DNA and then back to Florida. Along with ... More articles about ... The skull of the unknown killed by serial killer Keith Hunter Jesperson was moved to Texas for the extrapolation of the DNA and then back to Florida. Along with the other bones of "Jane Doe" (as they are called by the Americans women without identity) is currently kept in the Office of the Medical Examiner district of Pensacola, Fla. The genetic profile will be (or has already been, who knows) compared with that of Al Bano, Romina Power and their three children in order to verify if the woman raped, strangled with three plastic ties in a truck from '' happy face killer "and then thrown into the middle of a bush at the side of the highway, near Holt city, belongs to Ylenia Carrisi, the eldest of the singers vanished from New Orleans on December 31 1994. The comparison between the teeth of the skull of the victim Jesperson and one of the beautiful Ylenia Carrisi, depicted thousands of times by Italian and foreign photographers, it shows some similarities that impress. (...) As the bill gown worn by the young woman asked a passsaggio the truck driver and serial killer "happy face" near Tampa city remembers the kind of clothes that Ylenia Carrisi loved to wear. Special Agent Dennis Haley American has few doubts about the identity of the body. A Jesperson showed twenty pictures of blonde young women and he has shown no hesitation the face of Ylenia.
    "In the beginning - said Haley - did not want to cooperate. She was afraid of having to face a new trial but I told him clearly that the Justice Department would never have faced the very high cost of a new trial for a man who is serving seven life sentences. So he cheered and began to cooperate. These data are sufficient to say that the woman is Ylenia? Haley adds, "Before Christmas we will have the official results. People who care for them are very efficient. "
    Details indicating a different track that currently used are tied to the times. Ylenia disappeared from New Orleans on Dec. 31 without taking away money but above documents. And where it is devoid of dollars and a passport? The body of "Jane Doe" is found only on Sept. 15, 1994, serial killer killed her probably 45-50 days before. This would show, if the woman was Ylenia, the daughter of Italian crooner has wandered for months through the United States without calling to the family, to whom he was very attached. Also linked to the father, despite talk of quarrels between the two occurred two days before the disappearance of Ylenia. They are worshiped but belonged to different generations, nothing more and nothing less.
    Just Al Bano, after stating that in recent years he could write a book on all the tracks that have been followed, declined to release further statements. Romina Power is silent, the wound has never stopped bleeding.
    Haley meantime, reiterates its truth: "I am twenty-one years that I try to put a face to that girl and just a couple of years ago I connected to Ylenia. When I asked the authorities of Louisiana to examining the file relating to the disappearance of Ylenia, I was not given the slightest help. There in New Orleans a file with the name of Ylenia, said that the archives were destroyed during Hurricane Katrina. "

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    http://www.oggi.it/attualita/notizie...to-in-florida/

    Ylenia Carrisi, the confirmation of the DNA: its not the corpse found in Florida


    It was thought that the daughter of Albano and Romina Power could have been murdered by a serial killer. But DNA is not matched: the confirmation of the sheriff in charge of the case


    Not Ylenia Carrisi the corpse found in Florida and for which it was collected DNA Dad Albano: confirms the sheriff who is following the case. It was believed to be the turning point in the yellow of the disappearance of the daughter of Albano and Romina Power


    The Confirmation - Final confirmation comes in the night Italian: Sheriff Dennis Haley puts a lid on the hopes of having found at least the body of Ylenia Carrisi, scomprasa in anything in New Orleans in 1993. It was thought that she had been the victim of a serial killer . But DNA does not lie.




    "SHE IS NOT" - "The DNA of family Carrisi is not matched," he writes the sheriff. "We will continue to investigate, hoping to identify the corpse." And the yellow of Ylenia, therefore, remains open.

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    Here is Ylenia Carrisi's page on Chi l'ha visto website : http://www.chilhavisto.rai.it/dl/clv...6da585c05.html
    In Italian, but with plenty of info.

    BTW, Chi l'ha visto will have a direct short program every day around noon + their direct show every Wednesday evening starting tomorrow on Rai 3. You can view it in replay thanks to rai.tv from abroad.


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