DNA TEST ON CORPSE BURIED IN GRACELAND GRAVE PROVES IT ISN'T
PRESLEY, SAYS NEW REPORT MEMPHIS
Weekly World News, 20 September 2004)
body buried in Elvis Presley's grave is not the body of
Elvis Presley, according to a new report!
stunning news comes from author and Elvis expert Robert
Craner who, for nearly four years, spearheaded a crusade
to have the corpse exhumed. Backed by the money and influence
of six wealthy Memphis businessmen, he finally won court
approval last week.
last, thanks to DNA tests and dental records, we can say
with 100 percent certainty that a hoax has been perpetrated
on millions of Americans," Craner says. "Someone else was
buried in the grave of Elvis Aaron Presley."
World News first broke the story of Craner's quest to test
the body in our August 22, 1995, issue. It has taken him
this long to get the go-ahead.
cover of darkness, genetic scientists removed the body from
its grave and ran extensive tests. Their findings confirm
the darkest suspicions of millions. The ornate grave at
the Graceland mansion does not contain the remains of The
King of rock and roll. "Neither I nor anyone involved in
this project will speculate on whose body has been buried
there since 1977," Craner told the NEWS.
after nearly five years of red tape and resistance from
people with vested interests in keeping the truth from coming
to light, I have finally proven what I -- and countless
others -- have believed for 22 years: The body in that grave
isn't The King's."
showed reporters documentation that, he says, proves his
astonishing allegations. The tests were supervised by noted
Austrian geneticist Max Vorst. "We extracted 16 hairs from
the corpse's head and five skin samples," Dr. Vorst said.
"We matched all of them with DNA samples known to be from
Mr. Presley. "But we only did the DNA tests to make sure
we were being absolutely thorough. It was already obvious
from dental records that the body we had exhumed wasn't
that of Elvis."
says that despite the newfound evidence, Graceland officials
and the Presley family insist the body is Elvis'. They are
demanding that the body be returned to the grave. Craner
refused to name the six businessmen who financed the project
but said their reasons were not the same as his.
partners are shocked by this discovery," Craner said. "They
sought the disinterment hoping it would silence the doubters
and prove, once and for all, that Elvis is dead. "Elvis
is an industry that generates millions of dollars for the
local economy. My partners felt that the rumors that Elvis
is alive were hurting that industry. They wanted the tests
to show the world that The King really died. "But, unlike
them, I never believed -- and still don't believe -- that
The King is dead."
said he will not stop with this stunning discovery. "I won't
rest until I find out who this body belongs to and what
really became of Elvis," he says. "There's a lot more work