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Remains exhumed in Rome as part of missing teenager inquiry

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Remains exhumed in Rome as part of missing teenager inquiry


The remains of a reputed mobster were exhumed from a tomb in Rome on Monday, as part of an investigation into the disappearance of a teenager in 1983.

Emanuela Orlandi was 15 when she vanished after leaving her family’s Vatican City apartment. Her father was a lay employee of the Catholic church.

Several boxes of bones were reportedly found in the tomb of Enrico De Pedis.

“The Vatican, in a recent note by spokesman Father Lombardi, said they were willing to collaborate. I hope this results in the maximum transparency possible, in contrast with how it has been in the past. Before now, I don’t think there was ever collaboration and transparency in the investigation,” said Pietro Orlandi, brother of missing Emanuela.

The exhumation comes after a one-time girlfriend of Enrico De Pedis claimed he had kidnapped Orlandi. A telephone caller also told a television show in 2005 that the answer to the teenager’s disappearance lay in his tomb.

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