Shock. The tombs – indicated by a source in the flesh that contacted the Orlandi family last March to indicate the place of a possible burial of Emanuela – are empty. But just empty: there is nothing in there, no human remains of the two princesses who formally are inscribed in the tombstones in the Teutonic cemetery, not even a coffin or any other reference to a possible burial.

A shock which has the taste almost of a mockery, even for the Vatican authorities. The family members of the two women, including a niece of a cardinal, were informed in the morning that the bones of the female relatives for whom flowers and candles were paid are not there.

But the second news, also sensational. Under the empty niches you access a large “room” of more than twelve square meters, also empty and without any sign of human remains or human activity. Of reinforced concrete.

Now, all non organic and non-human materials will be subjected to expert opinion, to date them, to understand their origin, and to check if there are any digital or biological fingerprints.

What struck me – said lawyer Sgrò to Huffpost – is that there really was nothing. This is why I made a public appeal: if anyone knows anything they must speak”. And he added an explicit reference to the fact that the story of Emanuela Orlandi was intertwined with great criminal facts in Italian history. “From the attack on John Paul II to the events of the old Ambrosian crack. Now decades have passed and many protagonists have died, for this reason, I repeat: anyone who knows must talk ”