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In the new study – probably the oldest forensic case ever solved – scientists compared DNA from the skeleton to living relatives and analyzed DNA data identifying eye and hair color, which they matched to the earliest known portrait of the king.Based on the skeleton's DNA, King and colleagues hypothesized that Richard had blue eyes and blond hair in childhood, which darkened with age.Scientists also compared the skeleton's DNA to samples from living relatives on Richard's father's side. Still, Gunn said, a more complex picture of the king was now emerging.
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