New DNA Tech Closes Another Cold Case


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4 Responses

  1. Avatar Oscar Gordon says:

    It won’t work in every case, even if a familial match is found in a public DB, since every family tree has severed branches, but it is a novel approach to the problem.Report

  2. Avatar Michael Cain says:

    I’m waiting to see the first couple of convictions. Will a jury convict on the basis of a sample that’s been sitting in a warehouse for 30+ years absent any other sort of evidence? Will a witness to some event that happened 30 years ago be believable?Report

  3. Avatar Mike Schilling says:

    Maybe we’ll finally learn whether Richard III really killed the princes in the Tower.Report