5 27 1999 To whom it may concern-- I worked as associate editor for the Kearney Courier during the exhumation of Jesse james and subsequent scientific tests... I wrote thearticle in the newspaper`s Special Collectors editipon in which Prof. James Starrs said a tooth collected from the James Farm Museum provided the necessary Mitochrondrial DNA neede to prove that , With a reasonable degree of scientific certainty the remains burried in Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Kearney are indeed Jesse James...I never heard that any teeth found among the remains exhumed from Mt. Olivet Cem. carried sufficient mt. DNA for the purpose of Starr`s investigation. Likewise Starrs expressed his dissapointment that no teeth were found in the tupperware bowl unearthed from Jesse`s origional grave at the family farm.. I did write in a later story that Starrs credited the tooth from the James Farm Museum as being key to his probe. I never thought to ask about the contradiction.... So what about the tooth that Starrs used for mt DNA testing ? From where did it come? I hope this is helpful Sincerely Yours Gene Gentrup.....On this 27 day of May 1999 before me, the undersigned, a notaty public personally appeared gene D. Gentrup, to me know to be the person in and who executed the foregoing instrument and acknowledged that he executed the same is his free act and deed.......... in testimony whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my official seal the day and year last above weritten S. K. Williams notary public Clay County State of MO... My commission expires 8 13 2000......... MV and others if you cannot prove who the tooth belonged to, then you have proved nothing.. Only DNA taken from the grave should have been used.. Page 2 is bogus......BUD
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