DNA Doe Project - General Discussion

Discussion in 'General Information & Discussion' started by MelmothTheLost, Apr 24, 2018.

  1. ntt1

    ntt1 Well-Known Member

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    Great news! I'd be surprised if she hasn't been identified for a while by now, however.

    Wow, also great news! Fingers crossed they will be able to identify the other 2 victims as well, B-20 and B-17.
     
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  2. doggybag2355

    doggybag2355 Well-Known Member

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    Millie has also had a small jump to 33.7.
     
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  3. JovanSrna

    JovanSrna Well-Known Member

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    Millie's FTDNA is even better so I didn't include her.
     
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  4. AkitasAreLovely

    AkitasAreLovely Well-Known Member

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    Has DNA Doe Project expressed interest in taking on Jane Doe B-17 as well?
     
  5. SpanishMossAntiques

    SpanishMossAntiques Well-Known Member

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    I've been trying to get them to take some of the cases in Monroe County, FL - the Florida Keys. There are a number of unidentified Doe's there; frankly their resources to investigate in that regard is pretty limited because there are so few personnel to do the work.
     
  6. djanga

    djanga Well-Known Member

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    I was a bit surprised to see the grey reconstruction instead of Wendy's real photo on the DDP Identified poster. Usually they add a photo. She was very beautiful!



    Wendy Stephens.png Wendy_Stephens.jpg
     
  7. djanga

    djanga Well-Known Member

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    Did you contact them directly or did you contact the Law enforcement first? I believe, the DDP only takes cases when they are contacted directly by the law enforcement (I am not sure if this has changed).
     
  8. doggybag2355

    doggybag2355 Well-Known Member

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    As far as I know this is still the case since they don't have time to contact LE offices.
     
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  9. leilarose68

    leilarose68 Well-Known Member

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    Does anyone else get this message when trying to visit the DDP website?

    "Bandwidth Limit Exceeded
    The server is temporarily unable to service your request due to the site owner reaching his/her bandwidth limit. Please try again later."
     
  10. Tired Professor

    Tired Professor New Member in Training

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    Yes I am too.
     
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  11. djanga

    djanga Well-Known Member

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    I have no message but it is still not opening for me.
     
  12. doggybag2355

    doggybag2355 Well-Known Member

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    It seems to be working fine for me now.
     
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  13. djanga

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    Another identification! Evangeline Parish Jane Doe has been identified as Erica Hunt, who went missing in 2016. The postmortem interval was not so big in the end (it was estimated as 5-10 years).

    https://www.katc.com/news/around-ac...e-of-opelousas-woman-who-went-missing-in-2018

    OPELOUSAS, La. — The Louisiana State Police have identified the skeletal remains found in Evangeline Parish in 2018 as those belonging to Erica Hunt, who went missing in Opelousas in 2016.

    According to Tpr. Thomas Gossen, LSP has confirmed that the body of Hunt has been identified and they are treating the case as a homicide.

    LSP is leading the investigation along with help from the Evangline Parish Sheriff's Office and the Opelousas Police Department.

    Gossen says the remains were originally located in December 2018 in Evangeline Parish while investigators were trying to find a missing boy.

    According to OPD, the last time anyone saw Hunt was on July 4, 2016, when she was last seen around a residence located on Hirsch's Alley behind Ray's Boudin off of Vine Street in Opelousas.

    Gossen says that the remains were a forensic match for Hunt after being analyzed by the LSU Faces Lab along with the DNA Doe Project.
     
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  14. djanga

    djanga Well-Known Member

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    Sorry double post
     
  15. djanga

    djanga Well-Known Member

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    Does somebody know what DNA not available means? I was reading about Pittsburg county couple (OK), but according to Doenetwork dna is not available, what can be the reason for it?
     
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  16. MarziPanda

    MarziPanda Well-Known Member

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    Often, it's because it's an older case and DNA wasn't taken at the time because DNA comparison hadn't been discovered yet. So to get DNA, the body needs to be exhumed. This can be difficult because sometimes records weren't kept as to where Does were buried and/or they were buried in unmarked graves, sometimes even potter's graves with several others. Exhumation can also be expensive. Sadly, many older Does (especially in California I believe?) were cremated, so ever getting DNA from those cases is near impossible.
     
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  17. doggybag2355

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    It's not definitively impossible though, I believe Harper Jane Doe and Grant County John Doe are listed as insufficient DNA for profiling.
     
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  18. djanga

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    No spreadsheet update today?
     
  19. doggybag2355

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    I haven't seen one, and I've been refreshing periodically, maybe an announcement is pending.
     
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    djanga Well-Known Member

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    I hope so! So many cases have great numbers, especially after the Gedmatch changes, I hope a few more identifications have been made after the changes!
     

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