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Body of Italian mobster exhumed, no clues on girl's disappearance

Catholic World News - May 14, 2012

Italian police investigators exhumed the remains of a notorious organized-crime leader, Enrico De Pedis, hoping to obtain some new clues regarding the unsolved disappearance of the daughter of a Vatican worker.

Emanuela Orlandi was last seen in 1983, when she was 15. Persistent rumors that De Pedis was connected with her disappearance and death led investigators to dig up the mob leader’s tomb, which was located in the basilica of Sant’Apollinare. One informant had suggested that Emanuela Orlandi might have been buried in the same tomb.

Upon digging up the De Pedis tomb, investigators found only one body. However they collected some bones from near the burial site, and plan to test them.

The remains of Enrico De Pedis will be re-interred in another burial ground—not in the Roman basilica.

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