We are grateful for the support we get from Websleuths folks and our advocates at DNASolves.com!I just think that the LE and Othram deserve a lot of credit for working so hard on a case even after 44 years. Maybe drum up some financial support for the program.
Your work is simply amazing!We are grateful for the support we get from Websleuths folks and our advocates at DNASolves.com!
I am curious too. Doesn't seem like something they would want to share with anyone. Might hinder their investigation. To your last question, I can think of a couple of things. Could be they have some physical evidence like partial prints or dna of the killer that they know doesn't match Kraft. Another possibility is they know where Kraft was at the time and know it couldn't have been him. These agencies have been working on this case (off and on) for 4 decades. I am sure it is more than just not fully matching his MODoes anyone know why Randy Kraft was eliminated as a suspect in Kenneth's murder? Kraft lived in the Belmont Shore neighborhood of Long Beach, where this young man was found. Numerous Kraft victims were killed and/or dumped in the Long Beach area, as you all know. What evidence could law enforcement possibly have that would eliminate Kraft as a suspect?
There is a formal process and it sometimes doesn't time perfectly with the announcement but it is undoubtedly in progress.His NamUs is still up, do they need to be alerted?
That surprises me. Usually cases are taken down right around the time of the identified announcement.His NamUs is still up, do they need to be alerted?
Badly degraded and chemically damaged skeletal evidence was sent to Othram's lab in The Woodlands, Texas. This skeletal evidence had failed prior attempts, but Othram was able to develop a suitable DNA extract for testing. Othram then used Forensic-Grade Genome Sequencing® to build a comprehensive DNA profile from the skeletal remains and this DNA profile was returned to FBI investigators that then used the profile in a genealogical search.Excited to share that we were able to assist Long Beach Police Department and the FBI in identifying 15-year old Kenneth Nevada Williams, formerly known as Long Beach John Doe.
After 44 Years, Long Beach John Doe is Identified
After 44 Years, Long Beach John Doe is IdentifiedAfter more than four decades, Long Beach John Doe is now known to be Kenneth Nevada Williams, a 15-year-old who had run away from his home in the City of La Puente in 1978dnasolves.com
That surprises me. Usually cases are taken down right around the time of the identified announcement.
maybe spec only he didnt want to come out. it was a different time then
Their brother was missing for 44 years, then FBI and Long Beach police knocked on the doorFamily members of Kenneth Nevada Williams had searched social media and, at one point, hired a detective to try to find him.www.presstelegram.com
Yeah, Karen Knippers' NamUs was up for months after she was announced to have been identified.It's been nearly 3 months and his NamUs page is still up; has there ever been a delay this long?