Book suggests Emanuela Orlandi was one of several victims of serial killer still at large

 VATICAN CITY – The book “Twelve Women One Murderer – from Emanuela Orlandi to Simonetta Cesaroni” by magistrate Otello Lupacchini and RAI journalist Max Parisi, suggests that the Vatican schoolgirl who disappeared in June 1983, was one of several victims of a serial killer who is still at large, il Dubbio reported. 

 “Rome. Ten women killed and two missing. Their names were Emanuela Orlandi and Mirella Gregori,” reads the back cover of the investigative book. 

 According to the authors’ reconstruction of events, Orlandi was the victim of a Capitoline serial killer, who only later learned of the girl’s Vatican origins and then turned to the Magliana gang who considered the possibility of blackmailing the Vatican. 

 As cited on Il Dubbio, Lupacchini and Parisi wrote that “three young women had already been killed in Rome and another teenage girl had mysteriously left home without giving any news” at the time of Orlandi’s disappearance.

 “In the seven years to follow, eight more women – including another teenager – were killed. The perpetrator has not been identified for any of these murders.”

 The book recounts Orlandi’s last movements before her disappearance. Whilst on her way to her music lesson on the afternoon of June 22, 1983, Orlandi, 15, was approached by a man with an offer to work for the cosmetics company Avon. She never returned home that evening. 

 When the news of her disappearance broke, the top management of the US brand revealed that they had no male representatives and did not use that kind of technique to recruit. 

 Following reports that three other girls had been approached in a similar manner, investigators tracked down the supposed Avon agent who was found driving around in a Ferrari. 

 According to the book by Lupacchini and Parisi, this man had homes, offices and warehouses scattered around the locations of other unsolved murders of young women.

 Moreover, next to the body of Simonetta Cesaroni, who was the last victim of the alleged serial killer, “the murderer also left a note,” wrote the authors. 

 “CE DEAD OK,” which could mean “Cesaroni killed ok,” but the letters C and E are also the initials of the fake Avon agent, the authors explained.