Italy EMANUELA ORLANDI: Missing from Rome, Italy - 22 June 1983 - Age 15

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.

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Published on: 09/25/2020 12:37

"We learn what is happening in the Vatican with the hope that the firm will of His Holiness to want to clean up against the 'cancer' of corruption may find new strength also in the sad story of Emanuela Orlandi. Besides the opening of the Teutonic tombs, in fact, much more, which remained unanswered, had been asked by the family from the Vatican magistracy, for a serious and shadowless investigation ". So to Adnkronos Laura Sgrò, lawyer of the family of Emanuela Orlandi , the Vatican citizen who disappeared in June 1983.

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