“I’ve never been to Santo Domingo in my life. Ylenia’s is still an open wound: I’m disappointed.” He told Adnkronos Yari Carrisi, denying rumors that he secretly met his sister Ylenia in Santo Domingo, who disappeared on January 6, 1994 from New Orleans. To Ylenia, Yari Carrisi dedicated a TV program she is working on: “It is a travel television program in memory of Ylenia. It will be called ‘YariYatry’ which in Sanskrit means friend traveler. There are many elements that remind my sister, like travel, spirituality, the desire for discovery and purity “.
Al Bano also replies to the new rumors about Ylenia: “I am amazed – he tells Adnkronos – I don’t think my son said he met Ylenia. These are completely unfounded statements. Unfortunately for years there has been speculation about the name of my daughter, perhaps because she sells newspapers. We want to be left alone in this matter “, is the singer’s heartfelt appeal.
Daughter of Al Bano and Romina Power and granddaughter of the actors Tyrone Power, American, and Linda Christian, Mexican, Ylenia Carrisi had just turned 23 years old when she was lost on January 6, 1994 in USA. The latest news gave her staying at the ‘Le Dale’ hotel in New Orleans in the company of a street artist, Alexander Masakela, who was also arrested on January 31, 1994 but later released for lack of evidence of his possible involvement in the disappearance. of the girl. A municipal aquarium keeper claimed to have seen a young woman similar to Ylenia’s description throwing herself into the waters of the Mississippi River, an event obviously never ascertained. Since then, various hypotheses have been advanced by more or less reliable witnesses and journalistic sources: from drug use to closure in an Orthodox convent in Arizona; the latter hypothesis branded by Al Bano as “shameful speculation”. Born in Rome on November 29, 1970, Ylenia made the TV show in the quiz program hosted by Mike Bongiorno on Canale 5, ‘La Ruota della Fortuna’.