Eino Viljami Panula, one of several young children lost during the RMS Titanic sinking

Eino Panula was one of several young children lost during the RMS Titanic sinking in April 1912.

He was a 13 month-old Finnish boy traveling in third class on the Titanic with his mother and four older brothers.

Eino Panula’s mtDNA profile was determined by DNA analysis of three of his maternal relatives, during the investigation into the identity of the “Unknown Child” – the body of a young boy pulled from the ocean after the sinking. The initial genetic and dental analyses concluded that Eino Panula was the “Unknown Child” but this was proven incorrect by subsequent analyses.