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    ITALY - Emanuela Orlandi, 15, Rome, 22 June 1983

    Emanuela Orlandi, Missing Since 22 June 1983 from Rome, Italy

    Emanuela Orlandi
    Case Classification: Endangered Missing
    Missing Since: June 22, 1983
    Location Last Seen: Rome, Italy

    Physical Description

    Listed information is from the time of disappearance.

    Date of Birth: January 14, 1968
    Age at Time of Disappearance: 15 years old
    Race: Caucasian
    Gender: Female
    Height at Time of Disappearance: 5'5
    Weight at Time of Disappearance: Unknown
    Hair Color: Brown
    Eye Color: Brown
    Alias(s) / Nickname(s): Unknown
    Distinguishing Marks/Features: Unknown
    Dentals: Not available
    Fingerprints: Not available
    DNA: Not available Clothing & Personal Items
    Clothing: Unknown
    Jewelry: Unknown
    Additional Personal Items: Unknown

    Circumstances of Disappearance

    Emanuela Orlandi disappeared on June 22, 1983 after 19:00 p.m. At the time of her disappearance Emanuela was 15 years old, went to a scientific high school and, in the afternoons, the Ludovico Da Victoria music school in Piazza Sant'Apollinare.

    The afternoon of June 22, Emanuela arrived at her flute lesson late. Later, at 19.00 (7PM), she explained her lateness in a phone call to her sister, during which she said she had had a job offer from a representative of the Avon cosmetics company to promote the cosmetics on a fashion show. Her sister suggested that she talk it over with her parents before making any decisions. Emanuela allegedly met with the would-be representative shortly before her music lesson.

    At the end of the lesson, Emanuela spoke of the matter also with her girlfriend who then left Emanuela at the bus stop, in the company of an unknown girl who has never been identified.

    Someone supposedly saw her get into a large, dark-colored car. From that moment Emanuela vanished.

    Her family immediately published notices in the newspapers. Anonymous callers to Italian media said they had kidnapped Emanuela and would free her if Italy released Mehmet Ali Agca, who is serving a life sentence for shooting the Pope John Paul II on May 13, 1981. No links were however established by the police.

    Emanuela has never been found.

    Investigating Agency(s)If you have any information about this case please contact;

    Agency Name: Questura di Roma, Ufficio Minori
    Agency Contact Person: Unknown
    Agency Phone Number: 39-06-46863214


    NCMEC Case Number: ITRM00000008
    Please refer to this number when contacting any agency with information regarding this case.

    Information Source(s)
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    A new update on this case....

    ROME -- Investigators disinterred the body of a notorious gang leader from a crypt in a Rome basilica Monday, disturbing his rest among long-dead popes, cardinals and nobles in search for clues to the disappearance of a 15-year-old girl nearly three decades ago.

    Surrounded by television crews and curious onlookers, medical examiners and technicians opened the three-layered coffin of Enrico de Pedis, the leader of a ruthless organized crime gang known as the Banda della Magliana. Fingerprints taken on the scene showed that the man in the coffin was indeed De Pedis, who was gunned down in central Rome 22 years ago.

    But authorities were really hunting for clues -- and perhaps even a second corpse -- to help them solve the case of Emanuela Orlandi, whose June 1983 disappearance has become one of Italy's most enduring mysteries. Her body was never found.


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    WOW.It's good they are looking into her again.

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    Italians find mystery bones in tomb linked to Vatican scandal
    The Telegraph
    By Nick Pisa, in Rome
    14 May 2012

    ... Enrico De Pedis, the leader of a murderous gang known as the Banda della Magliana, was gunned down aged just 38, by members of his own crew.

    Detectives investigating the disappearance of Emanuela Orlandi, 15, in 1983, believe De Pedis is linked to her kidnap. The body of the Vatican employee’s daughter has never been found.

    Last month the diocese of Rome, on orders from the Vatican, granted investigators permission to open up the tomb in the Sant’Apollinare basilica close to Piazza Navona in the centre of Rome. Their decision was the result of an anonymous call to a missing person’s programme on Italian television which said the riddle of Orlandi’s kidnap would be solved ”if De Pedis tomb was opened”.


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