Woman claims she has evidence proving she is Elvis' half sister

MEMPHIS, TN (WMC-TV) - A Mid-South woman claims she's Elvis Presley's half-sister and says she has the DNA to prove it.

The woman, Eliza A. Presley, recently filed a petition to reopen the estate of Elvis Presley's father. The petition states Eliza is the daughter of Vernon Elvis Presley, and therefore should have a share in his estate.

Donald Yates, Owner of DNA Testing Systems in Scottsdale, Arizona, said Tuesday that he has worked on the case for five years, and is "99.99 percent sure" that Eliza and Elvis are half-siblings.

"DNA doesn't lie," Yates said. "I think everyone will be satisfied in the end through the testimony of DNA."

The petition states that Eliza Presley's biological mother put her up for adoption at birth: "Florence Juanita Sharp has always and steadfastly refused to tell Petitioner who her true and biological father is."

Yates said the DNA test results are finally giving Eliza Presley closure.

"Eliza is a delightful woman, driven and motivated, and this is delightful success for her to finally find her father after all these years," Yates said.

Presley's mother was not available for comment Tuesday, but the Commercial Appeal reported Sharp denied Vernon Presley is her daughter's father, saying, "There is no Presley connection, I would be rich if there was a Presley connection. Do you think I would walk away from that?"

Now it will be up to a judge to decide.

There will be a hearing on the matter Wednesday morning in Probate Court.

Presley's attorney said she could not comment on the case.

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