It has not yet been decided when the body of chess grand master Bobby Fischer will be exhumed; but the Supreme Court of Iceland ruled this week that it will happen.
The reason for the exhumation will be to take a DNA sample to determine the parentage of a nine year-old girl. The girl and her mother both claim Fischer is the girl’s father.
The mother’s lawyer, Thordur Bogason, said in a telephone interview with RUV that key players should be given some breathing space to decide what to do next and when, because the case is so delicate and unusual. Just one example of the difficulties in exhuming a body are that both a priest and a doctor must be present.
Bogason said the case is generating global attention and television stations have already been in contact with him from around the world.
The main aim of the case and the subsequent exhumation is to allow the little girl to finally know who her father is.