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The horrific cold case that might be solved by tracing the suspect’s family tree – KUOW News and Information

The horrific cold case that might be solved by tracing the suspect’s family tree  KUOW News and Information

Wednesday, November 18, 1987. Dirty Dancing was in theaters. Ted Bundy was on death row (the Green River Killer was still on the loose). Baby Jessica had …

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Death in Ice Valley: New clues in Isdal Woman mystery – BBC News

Death in Ice Valley: New clues in Isdal Woman mystery  BBC News

A man who may have seen the Isdal Woman on the way to her death; a police officer bitter that the case was shut down – new leads in a 49-year-old puzzle.

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After hitting walls with traditional methods, black genealogists turn to DNA testing | News – witf.org

After hitting walls with traditional methods, black genealogists turn to DNA testing | News  witf.org

The shifting nature of DNA results can be disappointing for some African Americans, who often find the document trail runs cold after the 1870 U.S. Census.

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Documenting Slave Voyages – Emory News Center

Documenting Slave Voyages  Emory News Center

Led by Emory, a massive digital memorial shines new light on one of the most harrowing chapters of human history.

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A new technique helped solve this cold case. But prosecutors are downplaying it – KUOW News and Information

A new technique helped solve this cold case. But prosecutors are downplaying it  KUOW News and Information

The trial of William Talbott II is underway in Snohomish County. Police found him using genetic genealogy. Siblings of Jay Cook and Tanya van Cuylenborg …

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Police: Wisconsin campground killer evaded us for 42 years, but science caught up to him – Green Bay Press Gazette

Police: Wisconsin campground killer evaded us for 42 years, but science caught up to him  Green Bay Press Gazette

The entrance to the campground in McClintock Park in the Marinette County town of Silver Cliff, where David Schuldes and Ellen Matheys were shot to death on …

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The Death Of The Family Secret – HuffPost

The Death Of The Family Secret  HuffPost

Ancestry and other DNA-testing companies are bringing old family secrets to light. These friends are now dealing with the truth about their fathers.

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How a DNA tech and a genealogy database are helping solve decades old crime – Business Standard

How a DNA tech and a genealogy database are helping solve decades old crime  Business Standard

A truck driver implicated by his DNA and family tree in a double murder more than 30 years after the crime will face trial this week in the first case using a …

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A murder trial in Snohomish County will change genetic privacy forever – KUOW News and Information

A murder trial in Snohomish County will change genetic privacy forever  KUOW News and Information

Talbott has been living in the Snohomish County Jail in Everett, Wash for more than a year, awaiting trial in a case that has sparked interest around the country.

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How a podcast helped solve a grisly cold case – The Verge

How a podcast helped solve a grisly cold case  The Verge

On Thursday, New Hampshire authorities held a press conference where they identified three victims who had been killed by a serial killer in the late 1970s or …