Earlier this month, Cruise Currents reported that human remains had been discovered near the wreck of the Costa Concordia. The remains were believed to be that of either two passengers who are still missing since the sinking of the Costa Concordia in January 2012.
Today, the Italian Civil Protection Agency is confirming that one body has been discovered inside the wreckage of the Costa Concordia. The Italian authorities believe that the body either belongs to Russel Terence Rebello, an Indian crew member, or Maria Grazia Trecarichi, an Italian passenger sailing on that fateful voyage. Authorities have stated that the body was originally found on the third deck of the submerged ship.
The body was discovered earlier last month after the Italian Civil Protection Authority reinitiated recovery efforts to locate Rebello and Trecarichi. Additional human remains were found near the site of the sinking. DNA tests are currently underway to identify the body.