According to NBC on the 17th, an Argentine court ruled on Wednesday that the body of the late football superstar Diego Maradona must be kept in case of paternity test requires his DNA.
Maradona died of a heart attack last month and was buried in a cemetery outside Buenos Aires on November 26.
Although Maradona’s lawyer previously told Reuters that DNA samples had been collected, the court said that the remains of the former Boca Junior and Naples players could not be cremated in the future.
In Argentina, in addition to the five confirmed children, six submitted applications for the confirmation of child relations in addition to the complex inheritance procedures after Maradona’s death. One of the women, 25-year-old Magary Gill, claimed that she found out two years ago that the football icon was her biological father.
The court of first instance’s ruling stated: “Ms. Gill requested an investigation … For this purpose, DNA samples were sent by the Acting Attorney’s Office.”
The report pointed out that Maradona recognized four children in Argentina and one child in Italy in his life as a parent-child relationship. They were born in Maradona while playing football in Argentina.