Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito
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10/06/2011 at 08:00 AM EDT
She was welcomed home with open arms
by friends and family earlier this week in Seattle.
But now, Amanda Knox, whose 2009 murder conviction was overturned
in a Perugia, Italy, courtroom on Monday, may be awaiting another special someone.
Amanda's father, Curt Knox, say she's expecting to see her former boyfriend, Raffaele Sollecito, 27, who was also released following the overturn of charges related to the 2007 murder of Amanda's roommate, Meredith Kercher.
"I think Raffaele at some point in time will probably visit Seattle," Curt Knox tells the U.K.'s Daily Telegraph
. "It will be very nice for them to actually see each other again."
Knox's father was "not aware" if she had reached out to Sollecito via phone since their releases. Sollecito was quoted as saying after his release: "Amanda? Maybe I'll see her again, but now I only want to be with my family."
Her homecoming was celebrated with pizza and wine ("The champagne will come later," her grandmother, Elisabeth Huff, told the The Telegraph
). Knox spent time with her 5-year-old cousins, who were 1 when she was originally jailed, and slept in.
While the ordeal seems to be over, Judge Claudio Pratillo Hellmann had less-than-conclusive thoughts about Knox, 24, who was painted in the Italian tabloids as "Foxy Knoxy," a nickname she gave herself on her Myspace page, throughout the highly publicized trial and recent appeal.
Hellman says she and Sollecito "maybe know" more about Kercher's death in Perugia, and that "the real truth could be different" than "the truth that was created in the trial" based on evidence.
"They could also be responsible," Hellmann says, "but the proof isn't there."
For much more on Amanda Knox's ordeal, including exclusive interviews with her family and a jailhouse letter she wrote them, pick up this week's issue of PEOPLE