Getting from cousin to great-grandmother to suspect can be complicated. The case did not look promising when Moore began working on it last summer. Other experts describe similar epiphanies when building family trees.
In this case, DNA extracted from a discarded cigarette reinforced her hypothesis. In August, the neighbour who had smoked that cigarette, Michael Henslick, confessed to the killing. In July, the police department there became one of the first agencies to apply genetic genealogy to a recent case. The trail of cousins led across the country to Massachusetts and back to Spencer Glen Monnett, 31, who was arrested in Utah. He pleaded guilty in February. Should the priority be new cases?
Easier cases? Those in the media spotlight? Are older cold cases worth pursuing, even if the people who committed them are probably dead? Yes, says Bill Thomas. His sister Cathy was among eight people who were killed in southeastern Virginia in the late s in a series of slayings that came to be known as the Colonial Parkway murders.
I want to know who he is.
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A week before the Golden State Killer arrest, a tiny piece of a bloody shirt was headed to a lab. A month later, Press, the retired computer programmer, and Colleen Fitzpatrick, 64, a retired rocket scientist, uploaded the genetic file to GEDMatch. They were seeking relatives of an unidentified woman whose body was found on a hiking trail outside Reno, Nevada, in The pair had been using genetic genealogy to identify bodies for nearly a year through their organisation: DNA Doe Project.
Several changes in and had led to a boom, Press says. DNA sequencing had got better and cheaper. More importantly, she says, the size of genealogical databases had grown rapidly. Americans with that background are overrepresented on sites like GEDmatch.
Some believe this levels the playing field. Within a few months, the woman on the trail had a name.
It has not been announced, because investigators are now trying to figure out who killed her. Van Cuylenborg was found dead in a ditch in the woods in Skagit County in November Their son was Talbott, who was 23 at the time of the killings. The judge could decide to treat clues from genealogical sites the same way that evidence from Codis or Instagram is handled, says Blaine Bettinger, a genealogist and intellectual property lawyer who works with GEDmatch. Or the judge might find the technique to be a violation of fourth amendment protections against unlawful search and seizure.
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Just 25 at the time, the serial killer was a formal postal worker and referred to himself as the Son of Sam. His trademarks involved using a. He allegedly took orders from a black Labrador retriever , per the New York Times , whose owner was Berkowitz's neighbor, Sam. Since then, Berkowitz has become a Christian and attributes the murders only three of which he pled guilty to being demon-possessed, the New York Times reported. The murder and mayhem was a result of that.
After killing 10 people between and , Dennis Rader was sentenced to 10 consecutive life terms in August , according to the Washington Post. People will say I am not a Christian, but I believe I am. He also claimed a "combat kill" total of 39 which, when investigated later, was also discounted as fabrication; authorities claim he killed no one on his tour of duty. On his return from military duty in , he landed in trouble yet again when he was caught and convicted for an arson attack. Shawcross served two years of a five-year jail term. He was released in October and returned to Watertown again.
A year later, on April 7, , he claimed his first victim: year-old neighbor Jack Blake. Shawcross took him fishing just a few days before he disappeared, but denied any knowledge of the disappearance.