Friday, September 2, 2011
The Victorian Institute of Forensic Medicine identified the headless remains of the infamous Australian out law, Ned Kelly on Thursday. Forensic scientists used the DNA of Kelly’s sister, Ellen’s, great-grandson to make a positive identification.
Kelly killed three policemen and was captured and hanged in 1880. In 2009, bodies in the mass grave in which Kelly’s body had been buried were exhumed. The institute began its investigating of Kelly’s remains after his skull (stolen in 1978) was rediscovered.
See Body of Infamous Aussie Outlaw Ned Kelly Found, AFP, Sep. 1, 2011.