Italian authorities are analysing bone fragments found in the Costa Concordia wreckage to determine whether they belong to 33-year-old Russel Rebello – the only victim whose body is yet to be recovered.
Italy’s Civil Protection Agency revealed a skull and parts of an arm were found on a recent search of the ship.
The agency said it is not clear whether fragments found belong to the 33-year-old waiter or Maria Grazia Trecarichi – one of the 32 passengers that died when Concordia hit rocks off the coast of Giglio in 2012.
Ms Trecarichi’s partial remains were recovered a few months ago, the Telegraph reported.
Officials said it will take a number of days to analyse the fragments and confirmed both victims’ families have been notified.
Late last month, the 115,000-tonne wreckage was transferred 300-kilometres from Giglio to a scrapyard in northern Italy’s Genoa.
The trip took four days to complete as the ship travelled two knots per hour with a convoy of 10 ships.
Since, officials have been searching previously inaccessible areas for Mr Rebello’s remains.
Once the examination process is complete, the wreckage will undergo a two-year scrapping process.
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