Emanuela Orlandi, the investigations on the bones in the cemetery are closed, Pietro: “It doesn’t end here”
Updates on the Emanuela Orlandi case
They date back more than a hundred years ago. With this motivation, the Sole Judge of the Vatican City State archived the investigations on the bone fragments found in the basement of the Vatican Teutonic Cemetery last summer, when, following a report on the disappearance of Emanuela Orlandi, the family asked that they be examined the buried remains. Pietro Orlandi: “We don’t stop”.
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Updates on the Emanuela Orlandi case
“I just found out, it seems absurd to me.” Pietro Orlandi, brother of Emanuela, comments to Fanpage. it is the news of the archiving of the investigations on the bones of the Teutonic cemetery announced today by the Vatican as part of the investigation into the disappearance of the fifteen-year-old Vatican citizen which took place 36 years ago.
The family authorized to take other exams
“The proceeding relating to the alleged burial in the Vatican at the Teutonic cemetery of the remains of Emanuela Orlandi – reads the Holy See’s statement – was filed by the Single Judge of the Vatican City State, who fully accepted the request of the Office of the Promoter of Justice “. The same statement explains that the fragments found can be dated to an epoch before the disappearance of poor Emanuela: the most recent date back to at least one hundred years ago. The archiving measure, however, leaves open to the Orlandi family the possibility of proceeding, privately, with any further investigations on some fragments already collected and kept, in sealed containers, at the Gendarmerie.
The lawyer: “Bones examined visually, it’s not enough”
“We are perplexed – says Laura Sgro, lawyer of the Orlandi family – the tests on the bones found, as many as 26 bags, took place last summer and lasted just over two days, not consecutive. These are purely visual tests, which, according to the best consultants on the subject, they are not enough to accurately date the bones. So, I wonder how you say that they are centuries-old bones if these have not been examined? Genetic and Carbobio14 tests have not been carried out and now we are told that the family is free to proceed autonomously with the investigations. Yet the Vatican knows the economic conditions of the Orlandi family, how can it think that by themselves they can take such expensive exams? We are not satisfied and we are very perplexed concerning the declared spirit of collaboration of the Holy See. We ask ourselves, for example, why have we not responded to all the other requests presented? NDA to listen to some cardinals, to the request for clarity regarding the phone call that arrived in the press room, and all issues that have not been resolved. In addition – concludes the lawyer – we ask ourselves about the timing of this filing, which has come at a historical moment in which we cannot move freely “.
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The file on the bones at the Teutonic Cemetery
The investigation into the historic cemetery of the Church was initiated by a report, believed to be credible, which came to the Orlandi family last summer. Assisted by his lawyer, Pietro Orlandi had asked for access to two tombs located inside the Teutonic Cemetery, which opened in July a year ago and was mysteriously empty. At the same time, however, in a basement inside the cemetery complex, bones were recovered whose examination was authorized and entrusted to Professor Giovanni Arcudi, Office Expert, in the presence of the consultants of the Orlandi family. From the examination of which those bone fragments, the pathologist would have concluded that they are centenary bones, therefore dating back to an era before that of the disappearance of the fifteen-year-old Emanuela Orlandi, who vanished into thin air in 1983, in Rome. Hence the request for archiving, which however does not close the intricate story of Emanuela. His brother Pietro Orlandi has always maintained that he would never stop looking for the truth about the disappearance of her sister.