Possible Lost Colony Descendants Submit DNA Samples

Researchers gathered in Williamston Friday to connect the dots of a 420 year-old mystery using DNA testing.

Dozens of possible North Carolina Lost Colony descendants joined in a symposium to solve the mystery surrounding English settlers who integrated with American Indians on Roanoke Island in 1587 and vanished. Researchers now believe there are thousands of direct descendants of that Lost Colony living right here in eastern Carolina. It's a possible discovery that will solve an over 400 year mystery.

Anyone interested in submitting a DNA sample is asked to stop by the Williamston Holiday Inn Saturday. The DNA will then be compared to known descendants of the Lost Colony in England.