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Bones found buried in Vatican may be the remains of 15-year-old who disappeared inside Vatican City in 1983.

On June 22, 1983, 15-year-old Emanuela Orlandi, disappeared inside the Vatican compound. Emanuela, a citizen of Vatican City, had left her family’s apartment for a weekly music lesson. Her parents, employees of the Vatican, said she had called them earlier that day explaining that she had been late to her music lesson because she was held up by an Avon representative she had met on the way to school. Students at the music school say Emanuela talked about a job offer she had received from the rep. Emanuela was last seen getting into a large, dark-colored BMW with blacked-out windows. When Emanuela did not return to the apartment that night, her parents reported her missing. Police insisted they wait another day because “perhaps the girl was

How did missing three-year-old North Carolina boy survive for three days in forest during sub-freezing torrential rains? Toddler says bear protected him.

Three-year-old Casey Hathaway was last seen playing with two other children in his great-grandmother’s backyard on January 22, 2019. When the children went back into the house, Casey did not follow. The family searched for the missing boy for 45 minutes, then called North Carolina’s Craven County Sheriff Department. His great grandmother told the 911 operator: "He was walking in the woods back there and we can't find him. The other ones come through the house but left him there and he walked off somewhere and we can't find him." Search and rescue teams arrived from across the state to assist but the weather conditions were so bad, some were turned away. Helicopters, drones, and K-9 dogs scoured the area which was described as “extremely rugged”. On

Missing woman accidentally joins search party looking for – herself

The story began on Saturday, August 25, 2012 after a group that was travelling through Iceland on a tour bus, stopped near a volcanic canyon for a quick view. When the bus reloaded, passengers reported one of the women, described as “Asian, about 5’2”, wearing dark clothing” was missing. A search was mounted in the vicinity of Eldgja canyon which continued throughout the weekend with no sign of the woman found. Then on August 26, 2012, authorities revealed the woman had been found, noting that she never realized she had been missing. It was first reported that the woman stepped off the bus and never returned. In fact, she had simply changed clothes before getting back on the bus. Speaking little English, when she heard about

Mummified body of missing captain found frozen in time aboard drifting ship

On February 27, 2016, two fishermen in the Philippines discovered the boat of a German adventurer who had been missing for several years. The boat was floating 40 miles off the coast of the Philippines in the seas off Surigao del Sur province when the fisherman spotted the drifting vessel and boarded it. Inside the boat, the fishermen found the mummified body of Manfred Fritz Bajorat, sitting at his desk, radio microphone still in hand. Bajorat had been drifting lifelessly around the world for years. Bajorat’s body was found near the radio telephone of his 40-foot yacht (the Sayo) as if he was attempting to make a mayday call on the radio. The hot, dry ocean winds and salty air helped preserve his body while dried

Why do dozens of people keep showing up at couple’s Atlanta home looking for lost or stolen cellphones?

The trouble began in early 2015 when an angry family knocked on the door of Christina Lee and Michael Saba’s Atlanta home demanding that they return their lost (stolen?) cellphones. The confused couple asked why the family thought they had their phones. The family explained – a GPS tracking application had led them to Lee and Saba’s front door. Two months later, it happened again. This time a group of friends knocked on the door asking that their smartphone be returned. Again, Lee and Saba turned the angry group away, explaining that they had no idea what they were talking about. A month later, four separate groups of people arrived at the home throughout the month demanding that their cellphones be returned. Lee, an engineer, and Saba,

Search for missing aviator Amelia Earhart to continue in August 2014

The fate of infamous explorer Amelia Earhart is still being sought by The International Group for Historic Aircraft Recovery (TIGHAR). Beginning in August 2014 and estimated to cost $3 million, the expedition will use two manned submersibles to search the depths of the ocean around the western end of Nikumaroro in the Pacific. Executive Director Ric Gillespie said: "Live searching by three people aboard each sub looking at wide vistas illuminated by powerful lights is far superior to searching by looking remotely via the toilet-paper tube view provided by a video camera on an ROV." Amelia Earhart, or 'Lady Lindy', had produced more aerial accomplishments than any female pilot in history. She had already crossed the Gulf of Mexico and flown the Atlantic alone. But on July

Ex-Mafia boss says he knows where missing Teamster Union leader Jimmy Hoffa is buried

Tony Zerilli, an ex-Detroit mafia boss, has stated that he knows where the missing body of Teamsters Union leader, Jimmy Hoffa is buried.  According to the 85-year-old Zerilli, Hoffa was buried in a field outside Detroit, about 20 miles from the restaurant where he was last seen in July 1975. Zerilli explained that the mafia’s original intent was to move the body and not leave it in the shallow grave it was temporarily placed in. “The master plan was, that I understood, was that they were going to put him in a shallow grave here. Then, they were going to take him from here to Rogers City upstate. There was a hunting lodge and they were going to bury in a shallow grave then take him