Image CopyrightEPA Image TextsThe Italian authorities have examined the remains found at the Apostolic Nunciature in Rome Via Po Initial…
Initial examination of bones found at the Vatican Embassy in Rome suggests that they belong to a woman, reports, raising speculation that the discovery could solve the 80’s mystery.
An almost complete skeleton like other bones is found by workers on the property on Monday.
The finding has increased the hopes of the families of two 1
5-year-old girls who disappeared in Rome in 1983.
Investigators aim to complete the DNA test on the seven to 10-day bones.
Four men who renovated a basement near the Vatican’s Apostolic Nunciature found their legs. “We dug and removed the floor, so we saw the legs and immediately woke up the alarm,” said one of the workers.
The Vatican’s Gendarmes quickly sent the information to the Holy See, which told the Rome authorities. They then launched a survey to find out if the remains belonged to missing girls Emanuela Orlandi and Mirella Gregori.
By investigating a pelvic floor in the site, researchers found that the remains belonged to a woman, reports said. They will now try to extract DNA from the teeth and skull to compare it with the girls.
There is no definite connection, but as a daughter of a Vatican employee, Emanuela Orlandi had a possible link to the nunciatur of Via Po in Rome.
She has not seen June 22, 1983 when she disappeared after a flute learning in central Rome. She was last seen at a bus stop.
Among those who were previously speculatively linked to her supposed kidnapping, he has become a murdered Italian mobster, Enrico de Pedis, as well as a gang trying to secure the release of a Turkish shooter who tried to assassinate Pope John Paul II in 1981.
Mirella Gregori, also 15, disappeared six weeks before Orlandi, in May 1983. The two families have always thought the cases are connected.
Human remains have been found earlier in the Vatican City buildings, and the Vatican City once thought it was a cemetery at the Nunciatur.
Italian media, however, report that the current floor was last renovated in the 1980s, and that the funeral suggested the people involved had not died for natural reasons.
Emanuela Orlandi’s brother was careful when he appeared on Italian television on Wednesday night and warned that the family also had many disappointments in the past.
“I was surprised at the Vatican police immediately, with the idea that it could be the remains of Emanuela and Mirella Gregori. How did they connect?”
Antonietta Gregori told Italian media that she hoped her remains were her sister.
“I do not want to fool myself,” she said. “I want to keep my feet on the ground but in my heart I hope the legs are Mirella so we can get this story to an end and I will have somewhere to cry and put a flower for my sister.”