Carol Bugin, the 16-year-old girl who had been missing in Veneto since Thursday 16 November, has been found. The news was given by governor Luca Zaia: “Carol Bugin, the 16-year-old girl who disappeared from Mestre on Thursday, was found this evening in San Donà di Piave. Fortunately, an affair that had kept our community in suspense comes to an end in the best possible way. “Thank you very much to those who shared his photo hoping for a positive outcome, and thanks to the police who conducted the searches!”, he wrote on Facebook. Her mother had last seen her young girl around 1pm on Thursday, near the Mestre station, then all trace of her was lost and she was reported missing. An appeal was also launched on social media to find her, much shared in the last few hours. Among those who had republished it there was also Elena Cecchettin: she is the sister of Giulia Cecchettin, the 22 year old from Vigonovo (Venice) killed by her ex-boyfriend Filippo Turetta and whose lifeless body was found yesterday.
Missing girl found
Carol Bugin left a facility in Conegliano that was hosting her during this period on Wednesday afternoon. She had to join a friend in Spinea and then from here a friend of hers – not her boyfriend, the girl’s mother specified – always in Spinea. After the alarm went off on Wednesday, Carol Bugin contacted her mother on Thursday morning, calling her from her friend’s phone: she told the woman that she was in Mestre, in the station area. The mother, having arrived in the area, managed to spot her daughter for a few moments inside a bar. But when she entered the room after parking the car, there was no longer any trace of her daughter. Her friend had also lost sight of her. Since then the girl, who had no money, telephone or documents, had never heard from her again. In the evening, as Zaia announced, she was found in San Donà di Piave.
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The appeal to find her
Carol Bugin’s family, after reporting the young girl’s disappearance to the police, launched an appeal on social media, providing a mobile number to which they could provide news. The appeal was also relaunched by Elena Cecchettin, Giulia Cecchettin’s sister, becoming viral in a few minutes. “Please, not again”, Elena Cecchettin wrote. The post was also republished by the president of Veneto Luca Zaia, who then broke the news of the discovery.
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