Mitochondrial DNA analysis of the presumptive remains of Jesse James.

  title={Mitochondrial DNA analysis of the presumptive remains of Jesse James.},
  author={Anne C. Stone and J E Starrs and Mark Stoneking},
  journal={Journal of forensic sciences},
  volume={46 1},
We report here the results of mtDNA analysis of remains exhumed in July, 1995 from Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Kearney, Nebraska, that are thought to be those of Jesse James. The remains were poorly preserved, presumably due to wet and slightly acidic soil conditions, and insufficient DNA for analysis was obtained from two bone samples. However, two of four teeth, and two hairs recovered in 1978 from the original burial site on the James Farm, did yield reproducible mtDNA sequences. These mtDNA… 

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