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  • Mystery of boy in iron coffin

    Here's a fascinating story about a mystery solved with DNA and genealogy:


    "LANCASTER, Pa. - The mystery of a cast-iron coffin found by utility workers in Washington, D.C., has followed a meandering path to Lancaster County.

    Forensic researchers at the Smithsonian Institute's National Museum of Natural History announced Thursday that the remains of a 15-year-old boy unearthed in 2005 belong to William Taylor White — and his closest living relative is likely Linda Dwyer, a 64-year-old convenience store clerk from Lancaster."

    The whole story can be found here:

    http://local.lancasteronline.com/4/209746

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    Very interesting. Thank you for sharing it with us.

    Vinnie

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    • #3
      Update

      I found a update to this story. It's quite cool that they ended up having a little family reunion.

      "Christmas came early this week for Smithsonian Institution researchers and relatives of an Accomack County boy whose unmarked grave was discovered accidentally in 2005 by utility workers replacing a gas line in a Washington, D.C., neighborhood....."

      Rest of the story is at this link:

      http://www.delmarvanow.com/apps/pbcs...2080302/-1/ESN

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