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Title: Scientists Finally Solve Titanic Mystery
Post by: Hockey_ on August 03, 2007, 02:45:21 pm
HALIFAX (Aug. 2) - For years, Titanic buffs knew him simply as the Unknown Child.

Buried in a small plot in a Halifax cemetery, the baby was a poignant symbol of the children who perished on the vessel when it sank in 1912.

In 2002, it seemed the mystery was solved - Canadian researchers said he was a 13-month-old Finnish boy. But on Tuesday, a lead researcher said his team was wrong, and that the child was actually a 19-month-old boy from England.

Ryan Parr said additional DNA tests showed the boy is Sidney Leslie Goodwin, whose family perished aboard the ship on their way to Niagara Falls, N.Y.

"It's very easy to say you got this wrong, but nevertheless that is how science works, and you do change your ideas and you do change your theories," Parr said from his office at Lakehead University in Thunder Bay, Ont.

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