Mirella Gregori
(born October 7, 1967) mysteriously disappeared from Rome in May 1983, about 40 days before the disappearance of Emanuela Orlandi, a citizen of Vatican City. Both vanishings are unsolved as of today.

International events

Gregori's disappearance took place during the Cold War; both the Gregori and the Orlandi case led to the Grey Wolves, an extremist Turkish group, claiming to be involved in the abductions and demanding the release of Mehmet Ali Ağca, the assassin who shot and wounded Pope John Paul II in Saint Peter's Square on May 13, 1981. According to Mehmet Ali Ağca's autobiography, the two girls' disappearances as well as the disappearance of Soviet journalist Oleg G. Bitov from the Venice Film Festival on September 9 that same year are closely linked.

Circumstances of disappearance

In different releases of 1983 and 1984 the organization of extreme right Turkish Gray Wolves claimed to cherish both girls. Actually the story is more complex. According to a statement by former officer of the Stasi, the secret service of East Germany, Günter Bohnsack a journalist with the daily La Repubblica, would be the services of East Germany, together with those from Bulgaria and the Soviet KGB, to use appropriate Orlandi (which has been linked to Gregori) fabricating false communicated from different acronyms (including Turkesh Front, connected to the Gray Wolves) just to divert the parallel investigations on the "Bulgarian connection" for the attempt on Giovanni Paolo II.

In fact, they have never surfaced concrete elements that could corroborate a any link between the disappearance of Mirella and that of Emanuela Orlandi, nor has it ever been - however - certain whether behind the disappearance of Orlandi will be directed by some other person, nor related terrorism. The two girls, despite being the same age, were not known nor had acquaintances in common.

Mirella Gregori, youngest daughter of the owners of a bar in via Volturno Rome, at the time he was 15, was described by all as a completely normal girl and profitably studied at a technical school in the capital. On the day of the disappearance, she regularly went to school and came home around 14, having entertained some time in a bar near his home together with a friend. The latter declared that she and Mirella had talked of this and that and could not provide other information.

Back home, Mirella was called to the telephone by a so-called friend, the "Sandro", whose requests to leave would have exclaimed: "If I do not say who you are, do not go down!" And then take time and propose to see each other around 15:00 . At that time, the girl actually came out and said to his mother that "he had an" appointment at the monument to the soldier of Porta Pia with an old classmate, who, however, that afternoon was busy elsewhere. Since then the family has had no news of the girl.

It seems that shortly before he disappeared, Mirella had boasted with the mother to be able to find the money needed to purchase an apartment that his parents could not afford; However, this output was dismissed as an adolescent bravado.

The mother of Mirella, during a papal visit to the Roman parish of St. Joseph December 15, 1985, recognized in a man of the Vatican Security is part of the escort, Raoul Bonarelli, a person who often had with his daughter and a her friend in a bar close to home.

As reported by a document Sisde of 31 October 1983 published novel by journalist Tommaso Nelli on "", the daughter of the bar managers located at the time under the house of Gregori would be the identity of the current 'Mirella man who convinced to follow him. Although they have not had in hand for more than a year after its acquisition, the magistrates of the last judicial inquiry have not yet studied the information contained in this act.

To date, the case of Mirella Gregori remains open and unsolved.


During a visit of the Pope to a Rome parish, on December 15, 1985, Gregori’s mother recognized a man in the papal escort as the person who often came to pick up her daughter at the house. The man was identified as Raoul Bonarelli.