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Vatican bones 'too old' to be missing girl

By T.K. Randall
July 29, 2019 · Comment icon 18 comments

The bones are thought to be too old to be those of Orlandi. Image Credit: CC BY-SA 3.0 Alexander Z
Investigators in Rome are still struggling to determine what happened to missing teenager Emanuela Orlandi.
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 they found no sign of any remains whatsoever.
It later emerged that the bones had been moved during structural work at the site.

Now following an analysis of the remains, investigators have revealed that the bones - which date back to the 19th Century - are in fact too old to be those of the missing girl.

Dissatisfied with this conclusion, a representative of the Orlandi family has since called for a more detailed analysis.

The Vatican police are now thought to be in the possession of the remains pending a court ruling.

Source: Telegraph | 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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