(ROME) -- It will be at least a week before investigators know if the mysterious bones uncovered near the tomb of notorious crime boss Enrico De Pedis are linked to the disappearance of Emanuela Orlandi, the 15-year-old daughter of a Vatican employee who disappeared nearly 30 years ago.
The bones, some of which are said to predate Napoleon, were found during an inspection of the crypt at the Roman basilica of Saint Apollinaire, where the Rome-based Magliana gang boss was buried in 1990 after being gunned down.
In 2008, reports were leaked to the press that his girlfriend had allegedly accused the gang boss of killing Emanuela Orlandi, who went missing in 1983.
Anonymous calls to the press over the years have called on inspectors to look inside De Pedis’ coffin to see whose body was inside. The Vatican approved this move in an effort to stop endless rumors of the Vatican’s involvement in the unsolved mystery of the girl’s disappearance.
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