July 05, 2010
“The Grave’s a Fine and Private Place…

…but none, I think, do there embrace,” as Andrew Marvell once wrote. The Associated Press, on the other hand, today wrote:

REYKJAVIK, Iceland — Authorities in Iceland have exhumed the body of American chess champion Bobby Fischer to determine whether he is the father of a 9-year-old girl from the Philippines.

Police district commissioner Olafur Helgi Kjartansson said Fischer’s corpse was dug up from a cemetery near Selfoss in southern Iceland early Monday in the presence of a doctor, a priest and other officials.

Kjartansson said the exhumation “was done in a professional and dignified way and according to law. The privacy of the deceased was protected at all times.”



Posted by Jerome Doolittle at July 05, 2010 11:38 AM
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Looks like they found him again eh? A little easier this time I'm guessing.

Posted by: Hanz on July 8, 2010 5:04 AM

Why waste time on a DNA test? Sit the kid down at a chessboard and see how he/she does.

Posted by: Fast Eddie on July 8, 2010 3:43 PM

What if the kid takes after the mother? Takes two to tango.

Posted by: SallyQ on July 8, 2010 7:23 PM
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