Bones underneath Vatican may be the key to 35yo mystery

Italian Police may be on the verge of solving a 35-year-old mystery after the discovery of human bones at the Vatican's embassy in Rome.

Local media are speculating the remains might be those of 15-year-old Emanuela Orlandi, the teenage daughter of a Vatican employee who went missing in 1983.

Her disappearance was always thought to be linked to organised crime, or as a bid to force the release of a man who tried to assassinate the Pope in 1981.

There is also speculation the bones belong to Mirella Gregori, a woman who disappeared in 1983 shortly before Ms Orlandi.

"We are asking Rome prosecutors and the Holy See by what means the bones were found and how their discovery was placed in relation to the disappearances of Emanuela Orlandi and Mirella Gregori," lawyer Laura Scro said.

Ms Scro later said a statement from the Vatican on the statement did not provide much information.

The statement said as soon as the bones were found the Vatican's Gendarmerie Corps informed Italian authorities as we all those within the Holy See.

An investigation has been launched.

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