Warner Village F-104 removed

Last year I visited the relic of an F-104 wearing code 5-25 and tail serial MM6833 (even if it was a composite and the centre section belonged to the MM6785). As I explained in 3 different posts:
the aircraft was cannibalized and covered with graffiti. It was a shame that such a glorious aircraft was in a supermarket parking area completely abandoned.
I had the opportunity to visit that place next to the Warner Village (hence I dubbed that Zipper – previously belonging to the 102° Gruppo – the “Warner Village F-104”) on Jun. 30 and I discovered that the aircraft had been removed (perhaps trashed somewhere).
Here are two pictures showing the same place on Jul. 31 2007 and on Jun. 30 2008:

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