An unidentified Minnesota man has come forward, claiming to be the secret son of pop star Prince.
John Hilbert and Shar Mansukhani are the owners of Heir Hunters International, a Los Angeles firm that searches for heirs to estates.
“We had an individual call us, he was raised in the Midwest (and he) had a very credible story,” said Hilbert.
According to the company owners, the man is in his 30s, lives in Prince’s home state and says he was born after his mother had a fling with the singer in the 1980s.
“He does not want any publicity. He said ‘Would you please tell me the procedure for proving my paternity. I have no interest in having a press conference,’" Hilbert told IE.
Prince was found dead in an elevator at his Paisley Park compound on April 21.
Prince’s sister, Tyka Nelson, and four of his five half-siblings are trying to sort his estimated $300 million estate. Nelson has asked for a court-appointed executor to oversee the musician’s fortune, saying he died without having filed a will.
The man claiming to be Prince’s son has asked to take a DNA test, according to Hilbert and Mansukhani.