Mussolini’s brain ‘stolen for sale on eBay’
Benito Mussolini’s granddaughter demanded a police investigation on Friday after the late Italian dictator’s blood and brain were reportedly offered for sale on eBay, the online auction website.
Alessandra Mussolini, a right-wing MP, said she was outraged and upset when she heard reports that the remains of her grandfather were being sold online.
The initial asking price was 15,000 euros, or £13,000, but nobody had had a chance to bid, eBay said.
The online auctioneer does not permit the sale of body parts on its website and removed the listing hours after it was posted.
Miss Mussolini said the remains, which were reportedly contained in three glass vials, could have been stolen from a hospital in Milan where an autopsy was carried out on the dictator’s body after he was killed and strung up by partisans at the end of the Second World War.