Blood of King Albert I identified after 80 yearsBreaking News
tags: DNA, Belgium, King Albert I
The death of King Albert I of Belgium in 1934 – officially a climbing accident – still fuels speculation. Forensic geneticist Maarten Larmuseau and his colleagues at KU Leuven have now compared DNA from blood found on the scene in 1934 to that of two distant relatives. Their analysis confirms that the blood really is that of Albert I. This conclusion is at odds with several conspiracy theories about the king’s death.