On October 20th, 2011, the highly sought after ex-ruler of Libya, Muammar Gaddafi, was captured and killed much to the relief of Libyan citizens. But what investigators found in Gaddafi’s DNA test results shocked us all.
Muammar Gaddafi: Captured and Killed
Gaddafi was indicted for crimes against humanity in June 2011 and had been pursued by authorities ever since. Thursday marked the end of the months-long hunt for Gaddafi when he was seized and killed while on his way to Libya to discuss upcoming elections.
Muammar Gaddafi: Surprising DNA Test Results
After his slaying, it’s reported that Gaddafi’s body was flown to Misrata and placed inside the freezer of a local market. His body was then put on public display as proof of Gaddafi’s death, stirring up Libyans from all over the country that came to view their ex-ruler’s dead body.
Investigators then performed DNA testing on Gadaffi’s body to confirm his identity when a surprising finding came to light. “The Washington Post reports Friday that when investigators performed DNA testing on Gadhafi’s body, they learned that the vainglorious strongman was wearing a wig. Interim Prime Minster Mahmoud Jibril told the Post that an autopsy team took samples of Gadhafi’s blood, saliva and hair–and soon discovered that the hair did not actually belong to the former dictator” according to Yahoo News.
The former Libyan dictator was said to have elaborate taste, an extravagant lifestyle and was rumored to have undergone plastic surgery. But no one knew the hair on Muammar Gaddafi’s head was fake until the DNA test results came in.
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