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Titanic.
07-AUG-2005

Titanic.

Halifax,Nova Scotia,Canada.

Fairview Cemetery.

Finally A Name ...

Evidence from the day was so persuasive that some Titanic researchers have come to accept pretty much as gospel that the unknown child is Gosta Palsson, a fair-haired two-year-old who perished with the rest of his family when the luxury liner went under on April 15, 1912.

But now, nine decades later, science has declared it not so.

On November 6, 2002, Alan Ruffman and Dr. Ryan Parr announced that the remains of the "unknown child" had finally been identified through DNA analysis. Blood samples provided by descendents of a child from Finland named Eino Panula matched the DNA extracted from the tiny bone fragment recovered from Fairview Lawn Cemetery.

The discovery of the child's identity stands as the first time that an unknown victim of the 1912 Titanic sinking has been named through DNA analysis.

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