Who's Your Daddy?

Bobby Fischer's Body Exhumed for Paternity Test

According to Icelandic broadcaster RUV, authorities dug up the corpse of U.S. chess champion Bobby Fischer's body on Sunday, to determine if he’s the father of a 9-year-old Filipino girl—and whether she’s heir to his $2 million fortune. A doctor, priest, and local sheriff were present. After DNA samples were taken, the body was reburied. In 2008, Fischer died of kidney failure in Iceland, and he didn’t leave a will. So far, Fischer’s two nephews and a Japanese woman with whom he lived have made claims on his cash; now, the 9-year-old Jinky, whose mother Marilyn Young says she and Fischer met at a tennis club in the Philippines, has entered the race. Young says that Fischer and Jinky spoke by phone every day since parting ways in 2005. Under Icelandic law, Fischer’s child would be entitled to two-thirds of his legacy.