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Vatican mystery: bones found in hunt for girl

By T.K. Randall
July 14, 2019 · Comment icon 18 comments

Have the missing remains of two princesses been found ? Image Credit: CC BY-SA 3.0 Alexander Z
Two sets of bones have been discovered by authorities searching for missing girl Emanuela Orlandi in Rome.
The 15-year-old, who disappeared on her way home from a music lesson in 1983, has recently been the subject of a renewed search effort centered around the Vatican's Teutonic cemetery.

Her family had received an anonymous letter suggesting that her remains may have been interred there within the vicinity of a statue of an angel holding a book.

In light of this information, officials exhumed the graves of two princesses at the cemetery - Princess Sophie von Hohenlohe who had died in 1836 and Princess Carlotta Federica of Mecklenburg who had died in 1840 - however to everyone's surprise the graves contained no remains whatsoever.

At the time, the missing bones had left officials scratching their heads, but soon afterwards it was revealed that the remains had likely been moved during structural work at the site.
Sure enough - two sets of remains have since been found under a nearby stone slab.

While they have yet to be conclusively identified, they are very likely to be those of the two princesses.

There is also the chance, however unlikely, that one of them could be Emanuela herself.

Update: Vatican bones 'too old' to be missing girl

Source: Sky News | Comments (18)




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Comment icon #9 Posted by ScotDeerie 5 years ago
Oops. Looks like they found the princesses "nearby".  (That's their story and they're sticking to it.)    https://www.dw.com/en/vatican-missing-teenager-mystery-bones-found-after-all/a-49580352-0
Comment icon #10 Posted by Robotic Jew 5 years ago
The Pope obviously ate that girl. Evil weirdo.
Comment icon #11 Posted by Earl.Of.Trumps 5 years ago
You may have a point there, paid big to bury them there. I wonder if they were catholic. just a thought.
Comment icon #12 Posted by OverSword 5 years ago
Yes.  All the royal European families are Catholic (except England since Henry the VIII) and non-Catholics are forbidden from being buried in a Catholic cemetery.
Comment icon #13 Posted by OverSword 5 years ago
Hmmmm…...
Comment icon #14 Posted by Earl.Of.Trumps 5 years ago
Right. That was the reason why I thought they may have taken the money and not befoul the burial ground. Just a thought. A bad one. 
Comment icon #15 Posted by docyabut2 5 years ago
if they cant find  the poor girl bones. she was properly sold in sex trafficking . 
Comment icon #16 Posted by Jon the frog 5 years ago
Probably they put aside the bone of the princess for a restoration of the bomb and forgotten to put them back...
Comment icon #17 Posted by ScotDeerie 5 years ago
Based on what?  Lots of Ted Bundy's victims (serial killer, USA) have never been found but there's no doubt they are dead. Ted didn't do sex trafficking.
Comment icon #18 Posted by ScotDeerie 5 years ago
They were just moved during a renovation. They found them. Mystery solved.


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