Grave Matters

posted by Dr. James G. Hood
Monday, July 5, 2010

(CNN) — The body of chess legend Bobby Fischer was exhumed Monday in Iceland, law enforcement officials have told CNN. His body was reburied shortly after DNA samples were taken, the officials said.

Iceland’s supreme court ruled last month in favor of a request by Jinky Young, Fischer’s alleged daughter, to exhume his remains in order to settle a paternity question.

A doctor, a priest and other officials were present during the procedure, according to the police department in Selfoss, Iceland.

Fischer died in January 2008

(Article and photograph courtesy of CNN)



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