- Nov 3, 2022
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IIRC, The DNA found on the sheath was used with genealogy, and there was a family hit and it correlated to the car registration being Kohberger and they used the DNA from the trash (which turned out to be his fathers) to confirm the connection to him? I will have to trawl through posts to find a link so, JMO and as I said, IIRC and if not correctly, I'm happy to be told.My sincere apologies are extended for I only meant for my original reply to your post to be my first statement written.
I concurred to this portion: "...there was a hit to his paternal line" in the database"
Guess I became tired and didn't compose two separate posts, that would've included all of the other stuff, when that's what should have been done.
I agree that it was DNA from the father's side of the family that matches the DNA on the sheath. We may disagree on how LE obtained the match, not w/ a paternity test, but maybe we'll learn for sure, one way or the other, the method used. I'm with CeCe Moore on this one.
"Investigators say the key in this case was a sample of DNA from the crime scene being compared to trash at the Kohberger's Pennsylvania home. They used DNA belonging to Kohberger's father to show a familial link, which led to Kohberger's arrest.
Genetic genealogist CeCe Moore told NewsNation she thinks there's probably more to the story than that, but it's likely investigative genealogy played a role."
How DNA led to the Kohberger arrest
ETA: Found a link : Genealogists able to identify Bryan Kohberger as Idaho murder suspect within days -WPBF
"Police ran the unknown DNA through the national CODIS DNA database but came up empty because Kohberger had no criminal history.
That’s when sources say police had genetic genealogists upload the samples to a public database such as Family Tree DNA, looking for matching relatives.
Genealogists then built a family tree using birth and death records, census records and other hints until they had a whole tree of that extended family going back generations.
At that point, they move downward from great, great-parents to living people looking to see who is the right age, lives in the area, and could be a possible suspect"