'Elvis autopsy tools' withdrawn
Published 23/07/2010 | 19:47
Tools supposedly used in Elvis Presley's autopsy and embalming have been withdrawn from a Chicago auction after their authenticity was questioned.
Memphis Funeral Home president EC Daves told The Commercial Appeal newspaper in Tennessee that there's no way to tell whether the items being offered for sale through Leslie Hindman Auctioneers are authentic.
Daves says a retired embalmer claims he took the items after Presley's embalming on August 16, 1977. But Daves says another employee told him the equipment was sterilised and used again.
The items included rubber gloves, forceps, a comb, a toe tag and eye liner. They were to be auction in two sets valued at $8,000 and $6,000.