Investigators open tomb Vatican in search of teen's remains

Last week Vatican investigators acted on an anonymous tip that Emanuela Orlandi, who went missing 36 years ago.
3:33 | 07/19/19

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The latest on that deepening mystery at the Vatican where officials are searching to are a 15-year-old girl who vanished nearly four decades ago. Tomorrow investigators will unseal and examine a discovery they made in a tomb that could be key. ABC's will reeve has more from Vatican City. Will, good morning. Reporter: Amy, good morning. Last week the search for emanuela Orlandi heated up when an area believing to contain the bones of two 19th century German princesses turned up empty but nearby bones and human remainsy found. Tomorrow morning just behind me in the Vatican officials will unseal those containers hoping to uncover clues in a decades long mystery. More questions will soon be answered in that miss tremendous so Vatican as two containers bearing human remains will be unsealed tomorrow perhaps leading to clues to the four decades old case of 15-year-old emanuela Orlandi. Any time there is a mystery, a potential scandal with any hint of the Vatican involvement it will take on a life of its own. Reporter: Counts like it could be the newest Robert langdone story. The teenager vanishing 36 years ag and was never seen again. She disappears without a trace on a Roman street. The fact she she had a connection to the Vatican. She was the daughter of a Vatican employee has only amplified the interest. Reporter: Last week Vatican investigators acted on an anonymous tip her remains might be buried here prying open the tombs of two German princesses. Her brother telling reporters no remains were found in either tomb. "It was completely empty." The excavation on the grounds of the pontifical teutonic college right next to St. Peter's The Vatican recalled there was structural work done on that cemetery where the bones might have been moved. So the continuing excavation work was done to locate the bones of the princesses and apparently they have found something. Reporter: Those empty tombs leading have R officials to investigate nearby where they soon made the discovery of the containers under a stone lab leading to the plaintiff those remains could be belong to Orlandi. . The Vatican will formally open the new container where it discovered bones. Reporter: Tomorrow the holy see plans to unseal those two con tapdzers. Family members of Orlandi and descend dances of the princesses have all been invited of the those experts will be able to tell how ole the bones are just by looking at them but won't be able to complete a full scientific analysis for at least a couple of months. Of course if they can tell on site the bones are older than from 1983 it can't be emanuela Orlandi and the mystery continue, Amy. It's so fascinating. How helpful has the Vatican been in this inquiry? Reporter: Well, Amy, helpful. They are allowing the investigation and the excavations to go on and they have maintained throughout all of this they had nothing to do with emanuela Orlandi's disappearance in 1983 and are allowing the Orlandi family to follow any and all leads they think are worth following which at this point are all of them if we hope the family gets some much needed answers. Thank you.

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