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WorldDecades long search for girl missing leads to discovery of bones at Vatican

07:50  22 july  2019
07:50  22 july  2019 Source:   abcnews.go.com

Vatican mystery over missing girl deepens; 2 ossuaries found

Vatican mystery over missing girl deepens; 2 ossuaries found The mystery of the 1983 disappearance of the 15-year-old daughter of a Vatican employee has taken yet another twist following excavations this week at a Vatican City cemetery: The Vatican said Saturday it had discovered two ossuaries under a manhole that will be formally opened next week. The Vatican on Thursday had pried open the tombs of two 19th-century German princesses in the cemetery of the Pontifical Teutonic College in hopes of finding the remains of Emanuela Orlandi, after her family received a tip she might be buried there. Those hopes were dashed when the tombs turned out to be completely empty.

Bones were collected from the depths of the Vatican Saturday, the latest effort to solve the mystery Representatives of the family of Emanuela Orlandi, who has been searching for the girl since she This led them to the discovery of containers of bones under a stone slab beneath the college, which

WATCH Vatican opens chambers to continue search of teen missing since 1980s. This led them to the discovery of containers of bones under a stone slab beneath the college, which were "There are long bones , small bones , many are fragmented." Portera added that the bones were found mixed

Decades long search for girl missing leads to discovery of bones at Vatican
Decades long search for girl missing leads to discovery of bones at Vatican
Decades long search for girl missing leads to discovery of bones at Vatican

Bones were collected from the depths of the Vatican Saturday, the latest effort to solve the mystery of a 15-year-old girl who vanished 36 years ago.

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Construction workers discovered human remains at the Vatican ’s embassy in Italy on Monday in what may mark a Orlandi was the daughter of a member of the Vatican City’s police force when she went missing on 22 June, 1983. Orlandi’s brother, Pietro, has led a decades - long campaign for justice

Vatican opens tombs in search for girl who vanished in 1983. Pietro Orlandi, the missing girl 's brother, has long demanded the Vatican give the family full access to all information it The family's lawyer, Laura Sgro, said Saturday she had been informed of the discovery of the bones and that the

Representatives of the family of Emanuela Orlandi, who has been searching for the girl since she went missing from a street in the center of Rome in 1983, were at the Vatican at 9 a.m. local time when the containers holding the bones were unsealed.

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Emanuela's sister, Federica, represented her family along with their lawyer, Laura Sgro, and a forensic expert, Giorgio Portera.

They remained there for six hours.

(MORE: Mystery deepens surrounding teen's 1983 disappearance in Rome)

"Obviously it’s an emotional experience because I think my sister's bones could be there, but I won’t think about it until we have the results,” Frederica Orlandi said.

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The Vatican recovered two set of bones as the decades - long search for a missing girl entered a new stage. 15-year-old Emanuela Orlandi, the daughter of a

VATICAN CITY — Less than 10 days after Vatican officials said they found no evidence that the daughter of an “They found thousands of bones ,” said Giorgio Portera, the Orlandi family’s forensic expert, who hypothesized In Italy, a Decades - Long Search for a Missing Girl Brings Another Twist.

Last week, following an anonymous tip to look for Emanuela’s remains under the statue of an angel pointing to a grave in the tiny Teutonic cemetery inside the Vatican walls, authorities pried open the tombs to two 19th German princesses but found them mysteriously empty of any human remains.

After further research, Vatican officials realized that structural work had been carried out on the cemetery and the adjacent college in the 1960s and 1970s, which must have resulted in the princesses bones being moved.

This led them to the discovery of containers of bones under a stone slab beneath the college, which were opened Saturday.

Emanuela's brother, Pietro, who was not at the Vatican Saturday, told ABC News officials had dug up a "large number of diverse bones." He added that it could take weeks to identify and sort them all.

Portera, the family's forensic expert, said "thousands of bones have been found."

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Discovery in Vatican property seen as potential breakthrough in case of teenagers who disappeared in 1983. Italian mafia boss's tomb opened in search for missing girl . Orlandi’s brother, Pietro, has been leading a decades - long campaign to find out what happened to her and has accused the

Thousands of bones have been unearthed by forensic experts from two ossuaries within the Vatican as part of an ongoing search for the remains of a missing The bones will now undergo DNA testing to establish their identities, and a Vatican representative said it’s impossible to predict how long the

"I can't say if it's 1,000 or 2,000, but there are really very many, and so we assume the presence of the remains of a few dozen people," Portera said. "There are long bones, small bones, many are fragmented."

Portera added that the bones were found mixed together and not sorted.

"They were all piled up inside a cavity,” he added.

The Vatican spokesman, Alessandro Gisotti, released a statement Saturday that said a team including Portera and Vatican staff, including its own forensic expert, Giovanni Arcudi, gave the bones a first examination that followed "international protocols."

Further evaluations of the remains would be carried out next week with "an in-depth morphological analysis,’’ Gisotti said, citing the Vatican's promoter of justice.

It is not clear how long those tests will take.

Theories, anonymous tips and fake leads have circulated for decades in Italy about Emanuela’s disappearance but no concrete clues have been found to establish what happened to her. Conspiracy theories have linked her case to the plot to kill St. John Paul II, Vatican bank scandals and organized crime clan members in Rome.

Vatican opens ossuaries in search for missing bodies

Vatican opens ossuaries in search for missing bodies Vatican opens ossuaries in search for missing bodies

VATICAN CITY — Less than 10 days after Vatican officials said they found no evidence that the daughter of an “They found thousands of bones ,” said Giorgio Portera, the Orlandi family’s forensic expert, who hypothesized In Italy, a Decades - Long Search for a Missing Girl Brings Another Twist.

"There are long bones , small bones , many are fragmented." Portera added that the bones were Theories, anonymous tips and fake leads have circulated for decades in Italy about Emanuela’s The Vatican has always denied that it has information on Emanuela’s disappearance and has said it has

The Vatican has always denied that it has information on Emanuela’s disappearance and has said it has given support to the family over these years. It says the decision to follow the latest tip received by the family shows their willingness to help the family.

Meanwhile, the sweltering July heat didn't deter supporters of the girl's family -- wearing T-shirts and holding posters with her photo -- from lining the fence of one of the Vatican gates.

"The truth sets you free," one read.

"She is alive because we continue to love her," read another.

Sandro Masetti Zannini, who was 17 years old when Emanuela went missing, told ABC NEWS he wants ‘’truth and justice’’ and wants the girl to have a proper funeral.

And Cinzia di Florio said the Vatican, despite its claims otherwise, is not doing enough to solve the mystery.

"There is always a mystery behind a missing person," di Florio told ABC News, "but here we have the Vatican behind this mystery and that is a bit more significant."

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