Vatican mystery intensifies, bones found in grave
Emanuela Orlandi was 15 when she disappeared in 1983 after leaving her family`s Vatican City apartment to go to a music lesson.
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.