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Idaho Cold Case of Outlaw Missing Since 1916 Solved by DNA, Genetic Genealogy

Posted by Jean-Yves on Jan 2, 2020
 

DNA and genetic genealogy have helped investigators solve a century-old Idaho mystery.

Outlaw Joseph Henry Loveless was killed and dismembered in 1916 and buried in a shallow grave in Buffalo Cave outside Dubois. At the time, Loveless was wanted for escaping from a jail where he was being held for killing his wife with an ax.

Loveless’ remains were found in the cave four decades ago—but not his head–and they remained unidentified until just recently.

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