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DNA Test in Iceland Shows Jinky Isn’t Fischer’s Daughter

A DNA analysis of a biological specimen taken from late chess master Robert J. Fischer’s body during exhumation in Iceland in July has determined that Jinky, a Filipino girl, isn’t his daughter as her mother, Marilyn Young, had claimed.

Laugardaelakirkjugardur, the cemetary where Fischer chose to be buried. Photo by Páll Stefánsson.

The results of the analysis was submitted at Reykjavík District Court this morning, visir.is reports.

The Supreme Court of Iceland ruled in June that Fischer’s remains should be exhumed to obtain a biological sample so that the heritage dispute surrounding his estate could be settled.

Fischer spent his last years in Iceland and chose to be buried in a remote graveyard in south Iceland.

Click here to read more about the exhumation.

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