BREAKING: Italian Police Find Dead Body At Vatican Embassy
Italian police investigate human remains found at Vatican’s Rome embassy
VATICAN CITY (Reuters) – Workers have discovered human bones at the Holy See Embassy to Italy and police are investigating the matter, the Vatican said on Tuesday.
Italian media said forensic scientists were looking to see if the remains might be those of Emanuela Orlandi, the 15-year-old daughter of a Vatican employee who vanished in 1983.
The Vatican said in a statement that the bone fragments were discovered during restructuring work on an annex to the Holy See’s imposing embassy compound near Rome’s famous Villa Borghese museum.
It said chief prosecutor Giuseppe Pignatone was leading the investigation and had tasked forensic specialists with determining the “age, sex and date of death” of the body.
Orlandi’s fate is one of the biggest mysteries in modern Italian history.