JUL
27

California county’s oldest Jane Doe cold case murder solved after 52-year mystery

"After more than five decades, advances in investigative genetic genealogy did what old-fashioned police work could not: Give Jane Doe a name and identify her killer," he said. July 25, 2020 A California county's oldest Jane Doe murder has been solved through DNA and genetic genealogy. The crime-fighting technique helped identify the victim and fin...
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JAN
21

CRIME HUNTER: DNA links 'monster' to 1976 slaying

The magic elixir for solving the case was DNA and genetic genealogy. Enter Article DATE HERE On Jan. 12, 1976, Pamela Maurer left a pal's house to get a soda from a bodega. The 16-year-old vanished into thin air and was never seen alive again. Her frozen body was found the next morning on the frozen plains outside Lisle, Illinois. She had been...
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OCT
15

Open-source DNA: an unprecedented crime buster or privacy nightmare?


Utah police investigators and forensic scientists are among the national leaders in the use of genetic genealogy to crack old and new criminal cases. October 13, 2019 Utah police investigators and forensic scientists are among the national leaders in the use of genetic genealogy to crack old and new criminal cases. "I'm excited," said Jay Henry, st...
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SEP
28

New federal rules will limit police searches of DNA ancestry databases

As genetic genealogy websites become more popular and individuals continue to voluntarily submit their DNA or enter their genetic profiles onto publically available genetic genealogy sites, the more biological information there is to compare with DNA samples from crime scenes. September 24, 2019 The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) this week releas...
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SEP
27

How Genealogy Tests are Being Used to Crack Cold Cases

DNA collected from a crime scene can be analyzed and sequenced into data, which is then uploaded to an open-access genetic genealogy database like GEDmatch.com to run a comparison.https://www.sdentertainer.com/news/how-genealogy-tests-are-being-used-to-crack-cold-cases/ September 1, 2019 Thanks to the use of a new investigative technique called "ge...
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SEP
03

How Genealogy Tests are Being Used to Crack Cold Cases

September 1, 2019 Thanks to the use of a new investigative technique called "genetic genealogy," investigators have seen tremendous success in cracking decades-old cold cases. Breakthroughs using this technique have come from a blend of DNA analysis and archival research to provide investigators with their first real leads in years. Previously, for...
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DEC
21

DNA evidence leads police to charge Iowa man with 1979 murder of 18-year-old woman

Partnership with genetic genealogy has helped law enforcement across the country solve a number of years-old cold case murders and rapes. Enter Article DATE HERE Thirty-nine years to the day that a woman was killed and left in her family's car in the parking lot of an Iowa mall, officials announced Wednesday a suspect was arrested in her murde...
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