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LA YLENIA CARRISI: Missing from New Orleans, LA - 6 January 1994 - Age 23

Discussion in 'Missing 1990 to 1999' started by Akoya, Apr 26, 2016.

  1. Akoya

    Akoya Bronze Member


    April 04, 1994 Vol. 41 No. 12

    Seeking Ylenia

    By David Grogan

    Italy's Vanna White Drops Out of Sight on a Visit to America


    Though police have not uncovered any hard evidence that Carrisi met with foul play, her parents, who flew to New Orleans after she was reported missing, fear she might have become entangled in a dangerous real-life drama. "I've heard a lot of strange stories in New Orleans about white slave trade and girls being abducted for black-magic rites," says Romina Power, 41, who is Tyrone Power's daughter by actress Linda Christian, now 70. "I believe she is being held somewhere against her will."

    Whatever happened to Carrisi, her parents believe there is one person who may know more about her disappearance than he has so far revealed: Alaxander Masakela, 54, a gray-bearded musician who plays a cornet for tips on street corners. Carrisi met Masakela—described by fellow street musicians as a yarn spinner with a penchant for charming young women, usually tourists—during her summer trip to New Orleans. When she checked into Le' Dale in December, Masakela was with her. "They seemed out of place together, but I thought maybe they were just helping each other out," says Patty Eagle, the hotel's night manager. "She specifically asked for a room with two beds. I don't believe they were romantically involved."

    No one at the hotel paid much attention to the comings and goings of the unlikely pair until a week after Carrisi's disappearance, when Masakela was evicted after allegedly trying to pay the room bill with unendorsed traveler's checks. "He asked if we could keep some stuff for a few hours," says Eagle, "but he never came back." Unclaimed was Carrisi's backpack, filled with clothing and personal effects.

    In late January police found Masakela on the street and pulled him in for questioning. In a face-to-face meeting with Carrisi's father arranged by the police, Masakela denied knowing anything of Carrisi's whereabouts. Later, Masakela told reporters, "All of a sudden, I'm the Simon Legree in all this, and it's not justified." A few days later Masakela was arrested—but not because of Ylenia Carrisi. A former girlfriend accused him of rape. Details of the incident have never been released, and the charges were dismissed on March 10. Since then, Masakela has dropped out of sight.

  2. DaisyChains

    DaisyChains Bronze Member

    ^ i agree with the parents that the white slave trade and voodoo down there lead to missing women/men. I remember one case in Mexico near the Texas border... a young man who was in medical school was overheard talking about his merits in a Mexican Bar and on the walk across the bridge back to Texas he disappeared out of thin air. He ended up cooked in a pot and his brain ingested by followers of Santeria! Truly disgusting and nightmarish! when asked why they did so it was b/c they wanted to have the power of his intelligence (medical school) in them...

    growing up for some time in the south i would run into the voodoo folks. some were harmless, but then you would meet the others that talk about sacrifices or putting menstrual blood in wine they are about to serve the man they want to woo/control with voodoo magic and you get an idea quick that they are nuttier than a squirrels terd.

    I worry that Ylenia's heritage of fame came into play and that she was sacrificed in order to gain that aspect of her "power" or soul. a street musician might want a bit of fame for his talent, right?

    and there's always sex slavery and human trafficking of course.
  3. Akoya

    Akoya Bronze Member

    I have no doubt Alaxander Masakela had something to do with Ylenia's disappearance. After his last encounter with New Orleans Police, he has been long gone. He probably returned to Jamaica. Ylenia is beautiful. She would have brought a lot of money for Masakela in the Human Trafficking market.
  4. DaisyChains

    DaisyChains Bronze Member

    Backtracking for reference - that medical student who was sacrificed in a ritual for his intellectual powers was this young man Mark Kilroy. Essentially a drug cartel believed they were being protected by the spirits of multiple murder victims who remains, along with Mark's, were found on a farm. A priest and priestess had sacrificed them to their spirits.

  5. spike

    spike Bronze Member

    Sounds like Miami!
  6. Scorpio

    Scorpio Bronze Member


    Ylenia has been missing for 23 years today :vigil:
  7. Scorpio

    Scorpio Bronze Member

    Bumping for Ylenia, missing 24 years today.
  8. Romulus

    Romulus In the earth of missing person

    Ylenia Maria Sole Carrisi



    Case Classification: Endangered Missing
    Missing Since: January 6, 1994
    Location Last Seen: New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana
    Physical Description
    ** Listed information is from the time of disappearance.
    Date of Birth: July 26, 1970
    Age at Time of Disappearance: 23 years old
    Race: White
    Gender: Female
    Height at Time of Disappearance: 5'7"
    Weight at Time of Disappearance: 120 lbs.
    Hair Color: Blonde
    Eye Color: Green
    Alias(s) / Nickname(s): N/A
    Distinguishing Marks/Features: Italian citizen but speaks English fluently.
    Dentals: Available.
    Fingerprints: Not available.
    DNA: Available.
    Clothing & Personal Items
    Clothing: Floral print dress and a waist-length jacket.
    Jewelry: Unknown
    Additional Personal Items: Unknown

    Circumstances of Disappearance
    Ylenia Carrisi arrived from Belize to New Orleans on December 30, 1993. She was staying at the Le 'Dale at 749 Charles Street in the French Quarter with a 54-year old street musician, whom she had met during a visit to New Orleans the previous summer. The hotel was low rent and is now closed.

    Her family in Italy last spoke to her when she contacted them via telephone on January 1, 1994.

    According to the hotel, Ylenia left, without her personal belongings, around noon on January 6 and never returned. She left behind her backpack, notebooks, and passport. The musician remained at the hotel until he checked out on January 14th trying to pay the bill using traveler's checks made payable to Ylenia Carrisi.

    On January 30, a security guard at the Audubon Aquarium of the Americas reported that on January 6 around 11:30 p.m. while on patrol around Woldenberg Park, located on the west bank of the Mississippi River, he saw a blonde woman sitting on the pier. She was described as blonde, aged 18 to 24, very pretty, and wearing a jacket and a floral dress that fell just below the knees. When the security guard told her she couldn't be in the park after hours, to which she reportedly replied that "It doesn't matter...I belong to the river." The woman then jumped into the Mississippi River and swam toward the center. The police were called. The woman began to struggle and ask for help. A passing boat created a wake and the woman went under the water and did not re-emerge.

    A search involving boats and police helicopters lasted for hours but the victim was never located. It has never been confirmed that the woman who drowned in the river was Ylenia Carrisa, nor have any of the bodies recovered from the river in the following months been identified as hers.

    On January 31, the street musician was arrested in connection with Ylenia's disappearance. He claimed that he did not know where she was and police were unable to hold him due to lack of evidence.

    Ylenia is the daughter of Italian singers Romina Power and Albano Carrisi, and the granddaughter of the American actor Tyrone Power. She was a celebrity in her on right as the letter turner for the show "La Ruota de Fortuna" - similar to the American show "Wheel of Fortune."

    A year prior to her disappearance and while visiting New Orleans, her father stated that she had went into the Mississippi River but got scared and was able to get out. He said she had been under the effects of marijuana.

    Investigating Agency(s)
    If you have any information about this case please contact;
    Agency Name: New Orleans Police Department
    Agency Contact Person: N/A
    Agency Phone Number: 504-826-1302
    Agency Case Number: A-36564-94
    NCIC Case Number: N/A
    NamUs Case Number: MP #17538
    Please refer to this number when contacting any agency with information regarding this case.

    Information Source(s)
    Chil'ha Visto
    Dallas Morning News Archive
    Il Nuovo News Archive

  9. FlandersFields

    FlandersFields Well-Known Member

    I remember hearing people say that if you are female and traveling alone, to never go to New Orleans. I never imagined it was THAT bad.
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  10. spike

    spike Bronze Member

    You've no idea.

    And I love the place.
    You have to know where to go....even then, very dangerous.
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  11. Romulus

    Romulus In the earth of missing person

    Old article


    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 Chi l'ha visto? 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 alive, and it would have taken a photo to Venice in 2000



    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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  12. Romulus

    Romulus In the earth of missing person

    Italian article

    My traslation, excuse me for small errors ;)

    "Ylenia Carrisi is alive but has changed its name": new witness shock. "I saw it and told it to Romina"

    "Ylenia Carrisi is alive but has changed its name": new witness shock. "I saw it and told it to Romina"

    Is Ylenia Carrisi still alive? This is the question that everyone has been asking since 1994, when the girl disappeared into nothingness without leaving any trace. Over the years there have been numerous reports, which had often deluded Albano and Romina.

    But nothing was ever certain and the mystery of his disappearance became more and more intense. In September, however, there were some implications on the story, a real indiscretion launched by Chi l'ha visto. A man named Beck had claimed to have been the last to have met her. Beck then revealed that after this discovery he immediately alerted Power. Always according to the story of this witness the girl is still alive but does not want to be found, confessing that Albano and Romina were aware of these movements and the fact that he changed his name.

    His mother Romina Power has decided to break the silence.

    Albano and Romina believe that Ylenia Carrisi has changed its name
    After Marck Beck's statements collected by Federica Sciarelli's program, Albano had said he was fed up with this wanting at all costs to talk about the disappearance of his daughter. But now it is Romina who breaks the silence and goes out into the open once and for all. Here's what the singer told Maurizio Costanzo Show about his daughter Ylenia:

    "Until proven otherwise, Ylenia is alive. This discourse is valid for you and for all the girls who disappear and you can not trace any more ".

    So Romina is unleashed and she added:

    "I do not know how it is possible that we can cure the most impossible and terrible diseases that exist and we can not find the missing persons who may have changed their names".

    The woman has shown her disapproval of the New Orleans law enforcement officers who in her view are doing nothing to find Ylenia Carrisi. The couple is therefore not resigned, is convinced that their daughter is still alive in some part of the world. We hope that sooner or later you will be able to have certainties about this story that has been going on for 25 years. We therefore hope that Albano and Romina will be able to embrace Ylenia soon.
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  13. Dobrev

    Dobrev Former Member

  14. Dobrev

    Dobrev Former Member

    quite a story
    and a very pretty girl.
    v. sad.

    are the parents saying that they do believe she is alive and has changed in her name in the article above?

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