Vatican mystery intensifies, bones found in grave

Last Updated: Monday, May 14, 2012 - 22:11

Rome: Several boxes of bones have reportedly been found inside the Rome tomb of a reputed mobster whose body was exhumed as part of an investigation into one of the Vatican`s most enduring mysteries.

Emanuela Orlandi was 15 when she disappeared in 1983 after leaving her family`s Vatican City apartment to go to a music lesson. Her father was a lay employee of the Holy See.

Today, forensic police swarmed the crypt of a Roman basilica to exhume the body of Enrico De Pedis, a member of the Magliana mob.

His one-time girlfriend has claimed that De Pedis kidnapped Orlandi, and an anonymous caller in 2005 told a call-in TV show that the answer to Orlandi`s disappearance lay in his tomb.

The Italian news agency ANSA says several boxes of bones were found alongside De Pedis` well-preserved remains.


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First Published: Monday, May 14, 2012 - 22:11

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