The Trail Went Cold – Minisode 16 – Ylenia Carrisi

January 6, 1994. Ylenia Carrisi, the 23-year old daughter of the famous Italian singing duo, Al Bano and Romina Power, and a minor celebrity in her native country, has embarked on a solo trip around the world. Shortly after arriving in New Orleans, Ylenia vanishes without explanation. Her disappearance would generate a few leads, including a suspicious street musician who attempted to use Ylenia’s passport and traveler’s checks, and a witness who may have seen her jump into the Mississippi River. Did Ylenia Carrisi drown, disappear to start a new life, or was she was a victim of foul play? We explore each possibility in this week’s minisode of “The Trail Went Cold”.

Additional Reading:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ylenia_Carrisi

http://www.charleyproject.org/cases/c/carrisi_ylenia.html

http://people.com/archive/seeking-ylenia-vol-41-no-12/

http://www.nytimes.com/1994/02/28/us/woman-s-vanishing-engrosses-a-city-redolent-of-mystery.html

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The Trail Went Cold is produced and edited by Magill Foote.

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One thought on “The Trail Went Cold – Minisode 16 – Ylenia Carrisi

  • Drowning in the river is the most likely explanation, however this line that gets repeated a lot in the articles stands out to me: “Masakela…intrigued Ylenia. Masakela [was] said to have expanded Ylenia’s intellectual understandings and she treated him like a Guru.” While I don’t think he did anything either, with that description I can see him possibly supplying her with something that messed her up and lead to her demise.

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