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Minnesota Couple Lost On Costa Concordia Identified

Posted: 04/17/2012 8:15 am

Barbara Heil

Two bodies recently recovered from the wreckage of the Costa Concordia have been identified as Minnesota couple Barbara and Gerald Heil, reports MSNBC.

According to MSNBC, the two were among five recoveries made in the last three weeks. Five bodies were found in the wreckage March 22.

The Heils were the only Americans missing from the January 13 wreck. A memorial service was held for them in February in their home town of White Bear Lake, Minn.

Earlier this month, a report from Vanity Fair and Today recounted the many mistakes made by the Costa Concordia's captain.

Members of the Heil family traveled to Italy to speak with Italian authorities in January. Photos from that time, as well as the vigil held in Minnesota are below.

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Sara Kim Heil, second left, daughter of Barbara and Gerald Heil, of White Bear Lake, Minn. both missing in the cruise ship Costa Concordia accident, talks to Italian authorities in the port of Tuscan island of Giglio, Italy, Sunday, Jan. 22, 2012. (AP Photo/Pier Paolo Cito)

Earlier on HuffPost:


Filed by Rebecca Dolan  |