Lee Harvey Oswald's Coffin Up For Auction
A Santa Monica auction house has a grim lot up for auction, the pine coffin in which the suspected assassin of President John F Kennedy, Lee Harvey Oswald was buried for almost 20 years. The coffin was unearthed in 1981 as a consequence of a dispute between Oswald's widow Marina and his brother Robert. Marina sought an exhumation believing that a Russian agent had been buried in her husband's place. After a medical examination proved the body was Oswald's, he was reburied in a new casket. The coffin is being sold by Baumgardner Funeral home, the undertaker that handled the reburial. The bidding at Nate D Sanders auction house will start at $1,000.
[via the Guardian]