DNA test solves the Titanic’s last mystery

It has been described as the Titanic’s last mystery and involves one of the most tragic of all tales connected to the sinking.

Loraine Allison, then aged two, had been travelling on the liner with her family when it sank.

Initial reports said that she had died, but no body was ever found.

In the years that followed, in a sensational twist a woman, Helen Kramer, come forward claiming to be the child, and apparently able to provide details thought to be known only to the family.

Now, however, more than a century after the sinking, the mystery has been solved. Testing of both the descendants of Kramer and from the family who had died on the ship, which revealed no genetic link, exposing the decades-old claim as a hoax.

Read the full, original story: Lost child of the Titanic and the fraud that haunted her family

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