Researchers Test DNA of Centuries-Old San Francisco Girl

9/15/2016 - Professor of Anthropology Jelmer Eerkens on KTVU-TV.

Researchers now testing one woman's DNA to see if she's a living relative of the toddler from the 1800’s.

UC Davis Professor of Anthropology Jelmer Eerkens was intrigued about the discovery from the start. "It was a mummified individual which was unusual," said Eerkens. On May 9th construction crews found a young girl from the 19th century in a sealed cast iron casket underneath a San Francisco home. The family living in the Richmond District house named her "Miranda Eve."

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