DNA Tests Reveal Skull Fragment Thought to Belong to Adolf Hitler is Actually from an Unidentified Female
US archaeologist Nick Bellantoni found fragments from the skull believed to be Hitler's were too thin to be from a male, and suspected it was the remains of a much younger woman, The Sun reports.
"The bone seemed very thin - male bone tends to be more robust. It corresponds to a woman between the ages of 20 and 40," Dr Bellantoni said.
Neither does [archaeologist and bone specialist Nick Bellantoni] believe the skull belongs to Braun, Hitler's long-time girlfriend and last-minute wife, who is thought to have killed herself by taking cyanide and would therefore not have had a bullet wound - as this skull has.
The Russians say they have never claimed the skull itself was the chief reason for their belief the skull was Hitler's.
Instead, they point to dental records as confirmation that Hitler killed himself.