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18:20  20 july  2019
18:20  20 july  2019 Source:   msn.com

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VATICAN CITY — In a new twist to one of Italy’s most persistent mysteries, a pair of tombs in a tiny cemetery in Vatican City will be opened next week Gisotti said Orlandi’s relatives and lawyers for the family and the Holy See will be present when the two graves are opened on July 11 in the Teutonic

On Thursday the Vatican had pried open the tombs of two 19th-century German princesses in the cemetery of the Pontifical Teutonic College after The Vatican pledged further investigation and on Saturday a spokesman said they had “identified two ossuaries, located under the pavement of an area

Vatican opens burial chambers in hunt for princesses and missing teen © Handout Two tombs opened earlier this month were found to contain neither the remains of the missing teen nor the two princesses ostensibly buried there The Vatican on Saturday opened two burial chambers discovered under a trapdoor as it attempts to get to the bottom of a riddle involving two 19th century princesses and a teenager who went missing 36 years ago.

The ossuaries were found last week under the floor of the Pontifical Teutonic College after the shock discovery earlier this month that the bones of the princesses had disappeared from two tombs in the Teutonic Cemetery.

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Vatican mystery: Bones found in search for missing girl

Vatican mystery: Bones found in search for missing girl Two sets of bones have been found as officials investigate the 1983 disappearance of the 15-year-old daughter of a Vatican employee. The new discovery came after the tombs of two 19th-century German princesses were opened in the cemetery of the Pontifical Teutonic College in Vatican City in the hope of finding Emanuela Orlandi's remains. Ms Orlandi's family had received a tip that she might be buried there but the tombs turned out to be empty.

The teenager went for a swim in Bishops Itchington, Warwickshire, but was reported missing last night. The youngster, named locally as Ben Quartermaine was with another teenager when the pair got into trouble after they went in the water to cool down.

The Vatican approved the opening of two tombs, which are located next to each other near the statue in question. They belong to Princess Sophie von Hohenlohe, who died in 1836 Vatican officials said they plan to research records to investigate why neither of the princesses ' remains were in their tombs.

The graves of Princess Sophie von Hohenlohe and Princess Charlotte Federica of Mecklenburg, who died in 1836 and 1840, had been exhumed after an anonymous tip-off that they may hold the remains of an Italian youngster.

Vatican opens burial chambers in hunt for princesses and missing teen © Sonia LOGRE, Giovanni GREZZI, Raphaelle GRIFFON Emanuela Orlandi, the daughter of a Vatican employee, was last seen leaving a music class in Rome in 1983 aged 15, and theories have circulated for decades about who might have taken her and where her body might lie.

The family had received a picture of an angel-topped grave in the cemetery, and a message which simply read: "Look where the angel is pointing."

But in a surprise twist, not only was there no trace of Orlandi, the remains of the princesses were gone too.

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Vatican opens burial chambers in hunt for princesses and missing teen
Vatican opens burial chambers in hunt for princesses and missing teen
Vatican opens burial chambers in hunt for princesses and missing teen
Vatican opens burial chambers in hunt for princesses and missing teen
Vatican opens burial chambers in hunt for princesses and missing teen
Vatican opens burial chambers in hunt for princesses and missing teen
Vatican opens burial chambers in hunt for princesses and missing teen
Vatican opens burial chambers in hunt for princesses and missing teen
Vatican opens burial chambers in hunt for princesses and missing teen
Vatican opens burial chambers in hunt for princesses and missing teen
Vatican opens burial chambers in hunt for princesses and missing teen
Vatican opens burial chambers in hunt for princesses and missing teen
Vatican opens burial chambers in hunt for princesses and missing teen
Vatican opens burial chambers in hunt for princesses and missing teen
Vatican opens burial chambers in hunt for princesses and missing teen
Vatican opens burial chambers in hunt for princesses and missing teen
Vatican opens burial chambers in hunt for princesses and missing teen
Vatican opens burial chambers in hunt for princesses and missing teen

The Vatican said the bones were likely moved during work on the cemetery and college during the 1960s and 1970s.

In an operation on Saturday, bones were removed from under the Pontifical Teutonic College and analysed at the site by Professor Giovanni Arcudi, a specialist in forensic medicine appointed by the Holy See, in the presence of an expert appointed by the Orlandi family, the Vatican said in a statement.

It said it is "not possible, for the moment, to predict how long it will take for the morphological analysis of the remains to be completed".

A sample from each set of remains was to be taken so that a DNA analysis can be carried out.

Actress and designer Ira von Fuerstenberg, a distant relative of von Hohenlohe by marriage, told Italian media the disappearance of their skeletons was "an incredible... crazy situation".

'Seek the truth'

Vatican opens burial chambers in hunt for princesses and missing teen © Andreas SOLARO Pietro Orlandi (C), the brother or Emanuela Orlandi, said he hopes this sister was still alive The missing teenager's brother, Pietro Orlandi, 60, whose 88-year-old mother still lives within the Vatican walls, told AFP he hoped she was still alive.

"I will have to carry on. Until I find Emanuela, it is my duty to seek out the truth," he said.

According to some theories widely circulated in Italian media, the teen was snatched by mobsters to put pressure on the Vatican to recover a loan.

Another claim often repeated in the press was that she was taken to force the release from prison of Mehmet Ali Agca, the Turk who attempted to assassinate Pope John Paul II in 1981.

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In 2017, conspiracy specialists were driven into a frenzy by a leaked -- but apparently falsified -- document, purportedly written by a cardinal and pointing to a Vatican cover-up.

Five years earlier, experts exhuming the tomb of a notorious crime boss at a Vatican-owned church uncovered some 400 boxes of bones.

Enrico De Pedis, head of the Magliana gang, was suspected of involvement in her kidnapping and some speculated the youngster may be buried alongside him -- but DNA tests failed to find a match.

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Less than 10 days after Vatican officials said they found no evidence that the daughter of an employee who disappeared 36 years ago had been buried in a cemetery inside Vatican City, a new foray there unearthed two ossuaries Saturday that contained unidentified human bones. Whether any of them belonged to the girl, Emanuela Orlandi, who disappeared at age 15 in 1983, was not possible to say immediately.

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