Eide’s elimination process also allowed him to exclude people who had said that Prince’s father was someone other than the man listed as his dad in court records.
When Prince died of a drug overdose this past April, he left behind no known children nor a will that would direct his estate. As a result, Eide has been presiding over the administration of the estate.
Eide decided in May that he would use DNA testing as a means to ward off false heirs. At the time, he set a limit of four months for people to come forward with claims to the estate.
Prince’s first wife, Mayte Garcia, gave birth to a son in October 1996, but he died within a week due to the rare skull defect known as Pfeiffer Syndrome. Garcia reported later that the couple had gotten pregnant again but that she suffered a miscarriage. They announced their divorce in 1998. Prince had no children with his second wife, Manuela Testolini.