With recent news that skeletal remains found could be those of Richard III, DNA tests are now being performed on the children of a London journalist, who had Richard’s blood line.
The tests are being done with the hope to prove the remains are the King’s, who was killed in a battle in 1485.
The late journalist was Joy Ibsen. Her husband Norm, was also a journalist and worked at The Free Press. As a journalism student I interviewed him about his work but he had retired by the time I landed at the paper.
To read the Free Press story about Joy and the King, here is the link. It curiously does not mention the Ibsen ties to the Free Press.