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Bobby Fischer's body exhumed over paternity row

Bobby Fischer's body exhumed over paternity row

AWARDCHESS
Jul 5, 2010, 11:45 AM 2

Bobby Fischer's body exhumed over paternity row

DNA samples taken from US chess champion's corpse that was dug up in Iceland to determine whether he fathered Filipino girl

US chess champion Bobby Fischer US chess champion Bobby Fischer died in Iceland, aged 64. Photograph: Junko Kimura/Getty Images

Authorities have exhumed the body of US guardian.co.uk on Chess" href="http://www.guardian.co.uk/sport/chess">chess champion Bobby Fischer to determine whether he is the father of a nine-year-old girl from the guardian.co.uk on Philippines" href="http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/philippines">Philippines, according to reports.

The broadcaster RÚV claims Fischer's corpse was dug up in a cemetery near Selfoss in southern guardian.co.uk on Iceland" href="http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/iceland">Iceland yesterday.

The exhumation reportedly took place in the presence of a doctor, a priest and the local sheriff, Ólafur Helgi Kjartansson. Fischer was reburied after DNA samples were taken, according to Kjartansson.

Fischer died in Iceland in 2008, aged 64. He left no will and legal wrangling over his estate continues.

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