Genetic Genealogy Used To Crack Golden State Killer Case Opened Door For More Than 150 Cold Cases

Posted by Jean-Yves on Jul 11, 2020

It’s estimated that more than 150 violent cold case suspects have been identified using genetic genealogy since the arrest of the Golden State Killer.

The technology wasn’t new, but the Sacramento case opened the door for genealogy crime-fighting nationwide. Carol Robert’s daughter Tracie and her friend JB were found dead at 17 in the trunk of their car. The case went cold until decades later the Ozark’s police chief was inspired by the genealogy DNA detective work by the Sacramento District Attorney.

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