Diefenbaker hair found, could help man who claims to be former PM's son
George Dryden, the man who believes he's the son of former Prime Minister John Diefenbaker, is one step closer to finding out who is paternal father is.
After some renovations at the Diefenbaker Canada Centre in Saskatoon, a lock of hair belonging the Canada's 13th prime minister has been discovered.
"We had been checking the computerized digital records that we have of everything, and these things were simply not part of the digital record," Michael Atkinson with the centre told the Canadain Press. "We didn't find them until we were moving things around."
Dryden will be allowed to test a portion of the hair for a DNA test, Atkinson said.
"It's an embarrassment for the staff of the Diefenbaker Centre to have kind of misplaced ... in the record keeping."
"But we found them and we've been in touch with Mr. Dryden to let him know," he said.
Dryden has been trying to establish that he is Diefenbaker's illegitimate son for more than a year.
With files from Canadian Press