Nick Pisa reports:
Police were tonight investigating claims from the granddaughter of Fascist dictator Benito Mussolini that part of his brains had been offered for sale on eBay.
Alessandra Mussolini called police after being tipped off that three glass phials holding his brains and blood in a wooden box, and a photocopy of autopsy documents were posted on the auction site with a 15,000 Euro price tag.
Mussolini led Italy for more than 20 years. At the end of the Second World War he was shot with his mistress Claretta Petacci and their bodies hung upside down from a petrol station in Milan.
Following his execution his body was taken to a hospital in the city and his brain was removed on orders of the Americans and sent to a top secret military base for examination – and never returned.
Read more in the Daily Mail.
Image: Benito Mussolini and Adolf Hitler, June 1940 (NARA), public domain