DNA diss: 'Anastasia' Manahan jilted by scientists
A new report in a peer reviewed journal consisting of triple-tested DNA work claims to conclusively put to rest the notion that little Anastasia Romanov survived a Bolshevik fusilade and then made her way to Charlottesville to become an eccentric cat lady.
"My knowledge of her case and my experiences of her character all convince me that she was genuine," says Vermont author Peter Kurth. "But I'm not a scientist, and I can't argue against scientific evidence."
"It seems that they have wrapped it up," says Kurth, "but they've wrapped it up so many times before I can only suspect we haven't heard the end of it even now."