Nazi’s Family Says Case Closed

<i> Reuters</i>

Martin Bormann’s family welcomed news that DNA tests had shown remains found more than 20 years ago were those of the Nazi, saying they hoped the findings would lay to rest speculation over his whereabouts.

Scientists confirmed Monday that DNA testing showed a skull and other remains found at a Berlin building site in 1972 were those of Bormann, Adolf Hitler’s right-hand man.

The bones discovered in Berlin were widely thought to be those of Bormann after dental records and injuries found on the remains matched those of Hitler’s henchman, but rumors of his escape and survival continued.

The DNA test “rules out any further speculation over the death or survival of Martin Bormann after 1945 for any serious reporter,” the family said in a statement.

The family has consistently maintained that Bormann died in May 1945.