Rome (CNN)After 36 years of looking for his missing sister, Pietro Orlandi had hoped to finally get an answer on Thursday when the Vatican exhumed two tombs nestled in the shadow of Saint Peter’s Basilica.
Vatican exhumes tombs in quest for missing teen
Instead, it took just a few hours for his hopes to be dashed.
The tombs were empty. There were no human remains, no funeral urns, and certainly no clue as to how his 15-year-old sister Emanuela Orlandi disappeared on her way home from a music lesson one summer’s evening in 1983.