DNA testing exposes ‘Titanic’s last mystery’

Washington, Jan 21: DNA testing has helped solve one of the Titanic’s oldest and supposedly last mysteries which haunted a lost child’s family for almost 70 years.

According to Cnet, when the ship sunk in the Atlantic Ocean in 1912, it was believed that only a 2-year-old girl from the first class had died, Loraine Allison, but her body was never found.

But, in 1940, a woman named Helen Kramer came forward to claim that she was indeed Allison and lobbied the wealthy Allison family trying to prove that she was kin, the family, however, never believed her.

According to a UK publication, to find out how true Kramer’s claims were, a group of Titanic aficionados created the Loraine Allison Identification Project and asked a member of the Allison family and a relative of Kramer’s to get DNA tested.

The results prove that there was no genetic relation between the two families.

Founder of the project Tracy Oost told the British publication that it is good to have a resolution here, but the only mystery that remains now is who Kramer was. (ANI)