Romanians Dig for Ceausescu’s DNA
Posted on Jul 21, 2010
Who’s buried in Nicolae Ceausescu’s grave? Some inquiring Romanians, including Valentin Ceausescu, the sole surviving son of the European nation’s late dictator, would like to find out with the magic of DNA testing. —KA
Son-in-law Mircea Oprean was quoted as saying that he thought the remains were probably those of the Ceausescus, though he could not be sure until the tests were done.
“I saw the bodies, my father-in-law’s was quite well preserved, I recognized his black winter coat with some holes in it,” he said, according to the AFP news agency.
Gelu Voican-Voiculesc, a former official from the government that took power after Ceausescu’s fall, supervised the burial in 1989 and said the tests would prove that he had always been right.
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An image of the late Nicolae Ceausescu as rendered for a Romanian stamp.