No Bones Found in Vatican Tombs Searched for Missing Girl

Emanuela Orlandi disappeared after she went to her music lesson in Rome on June 22, 1983.

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VATICAN CITY (AP) — The tombs of two 19th-century German princesses were pried open at a tiny Holy See cemetery and turned out to be completely empty, dashing any expectations they held the remains of a teenager who vanished in 1983 after leaving her family’s Vatican City apartment. Emanuela Orlandi’s disappearance is one of Italy’s most enduring mysteries, and the opening of the tombs at her family’s request was the latest search for possible leads…

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