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STEPHENVILLE, Texas (AP) - The body of a man who claimed to be Billy the Kid will not be exhumed because of local resistance and questions over the grave's authenticity.
Steven Sederwall, the former mayor of Capitan, New Mexico and a retired federal officer, had petitioned Hamilton city officials in April. He wanted permission to exhume the body of Ollie "Brushy Bill" Roberts, who died in 1950.
Sederwall wants to obtain DNA. He wants to compare blood samples taken from the workbench where the body of William Bonney, a.k.a. Billy the Kid, lay after he was shot in 1881 in Fort Sumner, New Mexico.
Sederwall says he found evidence that Roberts' date of birth had been changed on the memorial stone from the date listed on the death certificate to match Billy the Kid's. His name had also been changed from what was written on the original stone.
At least one other man whose remains are buried in Prescott, Arizona, claimed to be Billy the Kid. John Miller's body was exhumed in 2005, but Sederwall declined to discuss the results of DNA tests.
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