Lennon 'Half-Sister' Comes Forward

Ingrid Pedersen, born Victoria Elizabeth Lennon, surfaced this week, claiming to be late

Beatles leader John Lennon's long-lost half-sister, according to an

Associated Press report. Pedersen, who claimed to be the offspring of a union

between Lennon's mother, Julia Lennon, and a soldier, said she was given up for

adoption and chose not to reveal her identity until her adoptive mother died five weeks

ago. Lennon, who was assassinated in 1980, found out he had a half-sister in 1964 and

searched for her for many years.