A woman's body was uncovered Saturday in the shipwrecked Italian Costa Concordia cruise ship, bringing the confirmed dead tally to 17.
Searches have been carried out daily since the cruise liner hit rocks and rolled onto its side on January 13. 16 people still remain missing, CNN reports. The body uncovered on Saturday has not been identified, although the deceased woman was wearing a uniform. People speculate that she worked for the cruise liner, but this has not been confirmed to date.
The captain of the ship, Francesco Schettino, remains under house arrest, USA Today reports. He has been accused of manslaughter, causing a shipwreck and abandoning ship before passenger evacuation had occurred.
Francesco claims that the reef he hit was not marked on his nautical charts. He admits that he did make a mistake, but denies that he was going too fast, CNN reports.