A nearly 30-year-old case of a missing Italian girl has been reopened after new reports claim she is being kept on a Turkish island after being kidnapped as a child.
The reports allege that Angela Celentano – who mysteriously vanished from a family picnic in Naples aged just three – is living on the island of Buyukada, near Istanbul.
Authorities in Italy have now ordered a new investigation after an Italian woman claimed that Angela is living with a man who she believes is her father.
Vincenza Trentinella claimed the information was given to her by a dying priest, who allegedly said it was revealed to him during a confession.
Trentinella claimed she had travelled to Turkey and met with Angela, as well as her alleged abductor.
After her return to Italy, she notified the police.
Italian police are now re-examining the case in co-operation with authorities in Turkey.
Angela’s parents, who have been searching for their daughter for 27 years, are reportedly hopeful she might finally return home.
They have received numerous anonymous reports of sightings over the years, taking them to places as far flung as Mexico, South Africa, and Venezuela.
However, no tip-off to date has resulted in Angela being found.
In spite of the failed leads, her family has never stopped searching for her.