Post by тσρтєиhυитєя on Apr 19, 2017 11:03:45 GMT -5
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Case Classification: Endangered Missing
Missing Since: June 22, 1983
Location Last Seen: Rome, Italy
** Listed information is from the time of disappearance.
Date of Birth: January 14, 1968
Age at Time of Disappearance: 15 years old
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
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, 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.
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
(Theories from Wikipedia)
Over the years a number of theories regarding the motives for the crime have been broached in the Italian press.
Orlandi-Ağca connection theory Edit
Ağca, who once declared that Orlandi had been kidnapped by Bulgarian agents of the Grey Wolves, a Turkish ultra-nationalist, neo-fascist youth organization of which Ağca was a member, spoke about Orlandi during a prison interview with Italy's RAI state television, telling the interviewer that the girl was alive, not in danger, and living in a cloistered convent. He denied any direct knowledge of the girl's fate, though, saying that he had made "some logical deductions". With no evidence to support these claims, the case was closed in July 1997.
In mid-2000, Judge Ferdinando Imposimato, based on what he had learned about the Grey Wolves, declared that Orlandi, by then an adult, was living a perfectly integrated life in the Muslim community and that she had probably lived for a long time in Paris. He remains the only supporter of this idea and of the Orlandi-Ağca connection.
In a letter published in 2006, Ağca claimed that Emanuela Orlandi and another girl, Mirella Gregori, both of whom vanished in 1983, were abducted as part of plan to secure his release from prison. He claimed that the girls were whisked away to a royal palace in Liechtenstein. Ağca was temporarily released from an Istanbul prison after serving 25 years in Italy and Turkey for the murder of Abdi İpekçi, a prominent Turkish journalist. However, he was quickly imprisoned again, the release seemingly a "mistake". Ağca was permanently released from a Turkish prison in January 2010.
On 9 November 2010, Mehmet Ali Ağca was interviewed by state television in Turkey-TRT's Kozmik Oda Program for the first time after his release the prior January. In that interview as well as declaring that the Vatican organized the assassination attempt he also said that Orlandi was kept as a prisoner by the Vatican (for Ağca) and was then living in a Central European country as a nun in a Catholic monastery. He added that Orlandi's family could see their daughter whenever they liked, but that she was not allowed to leave the monastery. (Reference, TRT 2, and Milliyet)
De Pedis theory Edit
In 2011, the former Banda della Magliana member Antonio Mancini implied that Orlandi's kidnapping was one of a number of strikes that the gang was making against the Vatican in order to force the restitution of large amounts of money they had lent to the Vatican Bank through Roberto Calvi's Banco Ambrosiano. On 14 May 2012, Italian police exhumed the body of gangster Enrico De Pedis, having received a tip-off that the tomb contained clues as to the fate of Emanuela
Vatican sex scandal theory
Wikinews has related news: Top exorcist says schoolgirl was kidnapped for Vatican sex ring
In May 2012, exorcist Gabriele Amorth claimed that Emanuela was kidnapped by a member of the Vatican police for sex parties, then murdered. Amorth claims that the incident also involved the officials of an unnamed foreign embassy.
Any thoughts? This was one of the first cases I came across back then and one that keeps me up at night and it may be connected to Mirella Gregory's disappearance.