DNA Doe Project - General Discussion

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  1. Mrs. Badcrumble

    Mrs. Badcrumble The North remembers

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  2. Mrs. Badcrumble

    Mrs. Badcrumble The North remembers

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    Annie Doe's ethnicity report is in!

    "Earlier this year, Annie Doe’s DNA underwent one round of unsuccessful sequencing, but unfortunately, her DNA results were too degraded to upload to GEDmatch.

    The DNA Doe Project is pleased to share that Annie’s second round of extraction and sequencing has been successful, her DNA has now completed processing, and research has begun by our team of volunteer genealogists which will hopefully allow us to find Annie’s family.

    Who is Annie? On 19 August 1971 the skeletal remains of an unidentified female were foundnear Grants Pass, OR in the woods off Redwood Highway near the Oregon-California border in an area described as a dump. Her body had been partially covered with debris. Based on the condition of the remains, it is believed that she had been deceased for several months. Forensic science has determined the girl was a white female between 14 and 25 years of age, 5' 4" tall, slim, with auburn hair. She had crooked teeth and was slightly buck-toothed. She was wearing a pink, and beige waist length belted coat, a tan long-sleeved turtleneck blouse, a pair of Wrangler jeans, and a pair of square-toed brown leather shoes. Based on the jewelry she was wearing, it is speculated she may have a New Jersey connection. A decomposed map of Northern California camping facilities was found in her right rear pocket, leading investigators to theorize she was on her way to California. Homicide is suspected.

    GEDmatch predicts that Annie Doe might possibly have brown eyes. Her mtDNA haplogroup is U5, and her ethnicity report is included below. She has an interesting mix of several populations. The three biggest are: North Atlantic, Baltic, and West Mediterranean.

    Annie’s test costs were funded by our generous donors through DoeFundMe, and with contributions from NCMEC. DoeFundMe accounts help the DNA Doe Project defray out-of-pocket costs. Those interested in donating to one of our other cases that still needs funding may do so on the DDP website ( DNA Doe Project ) or contribute here on Facebook.

    More case information is available at:
    404UFOR
    Annie Doe
    Have you seen this child? JANE DOE1971
    Unidentified Person Case
    You searched for Annie - DNA Doe Project Cases

    As always, thank you all for your kind support and interest in the DNA Doe Project.

    Anyone with information on this case should contact:
    Josephine County Sheriff's Office
    Kari Lee
    541.474.5123
    Josephine County Online - HOME

    Special thanks to NCMEC for the photo reconstruction of Annie Doe.

    #DNADoeProject
    #JosephineCountySheriffsOffice
    #GrantsPassOR
    #AnnieDoe
    #DoeFundMe "

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    Annie seem to have a large amount of North-West European genetic heritage; the Fennoscandinavian part intrigues me, I have to admit. Does anyone know if Sami heritage is reckoned as Fennoscandinavian, genetically?
     

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  3. Mrs. Badcrumble

    Mrs. Badcrumble The North remembers

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    About haplogroup U5 (and a possible answer to my little question):
    Haplogroup U (mtDNA) - Wikipedia
     
  4. Mrs. Badcrumble

    Mrs. Badcrumble The North remembers

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    I couldn't find "Alfred Jake Fuller"'s WS thread, so I'm posting his DDP update and ethnicity report here instead:

    "The DNA Doe Project is pleased to share that DNA from “Alfred Jake Fuller” has completed our numerous processing stages, and is now uploaded to GEDmatch as of this morning. His DNA is in great shape, and our volunteer researchers are already seeing at least third-cousin matches, as well as cousins from the northeast region of North America (Maine and Canada).

    Who is Alfred Jake Fuller? On 2 May 2014, a middle-aged man was found dead in his apartment in Oakland, Maine. Law enforcement does not believe “Alfred Jake Fuller” is his real name. He had no state-issued identification, and there was no record in any database of a man with that name with the date of birth he provided on his lease agreement. He was about 40-46 years old, 5' 10" inches tall, and weighed approximately 255 pounds. He had light brown and gray curly hair 2-3 inches in length, with a very short mustache and goatee. He wore blue sweatpants, white sneaker-type socks which were gray with dirt, a green t-shirt, and a blue zipped jacket.

    Alfred Jake Fuller’s mtDNA haplogroup is H1, and his Y-DNA haplogroup is R1b-U106 / S21. GEDmatch predicts that his parents are not closely related to each other. Two ethnicity predictions are included for him below.

    GEDmatch predicts that Alfred Jake Fuller might possibly have blue eyes, and although this popular utility is not always accurate, our DDP bioinformatics expert verified predicted color with additional markers.

    More case information can be found at:
    Unidentified Person Case
    Unclaimed Person Case
    Office of the Maine AG: Crime and Victims: Chief Medical Examiner
    Alfred Jake Fuller - DNA Doe Project Cases

    As always, thank you all for your kind support and interest in the DNA Doe Project.

    Anyone with information on this case should contact Lindsey Chasteen at the Maine Office of Chief Medical Examiner, 207-624-7180.

    #DNADoeProject
    #AlfredJakeFuller
    #OaklandMaine "
     

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    I created a thread for him: ME - ME - Kennebec Co, WhtMale, 40-46, "Alfred Jake Fuller", Oakland, May 2014
     
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    Skully Well-Known Member

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    Thank you for the thread. I work cold cases with Detectives and I shared the link for the DDP. Does anyone know what the cost is to get a UID in their system?
     
  7. leilarose68

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    Here's an example of the DDP cost for extracting/sequencing/analyzing one specific Doe in this document. It amounts to $2,250 total for this John Doe:
    http://www.findjcd.org/documents/G-DNA Q&A_08-04-2018.pdf

    DNA Doe Project has a 'DoeFundMe' crowdfunding program for agencies that can't afford the testing though :)
     
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    DNA Doe Project latest post, just a reminder of ways to help their mission :):

    Our DNA Doe Project supporters have been asking for ways to help out with fundraising for our 501(c)(3) nonprofit and suggesting other channels for giving. Meanwhile, we have been working hard to get more avenues and options set up. Here are the ones we have so far.

    ——— SHOP! ———
    Amazon Smile is a simple and automatic way to support the DNA Doe Project while shopping at no cost to the consumer. Consumers will receive the same low prices, vast selection, and convenient shopping experience as on Amazon.com, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to the DNA Doe Project. Remember to designate a favorite nonprofit, and shop through the Amazon Smile link at https://smile.amazon.com/

    ——— DDP STORE! ———
    The DNA Doe Project also has an online shop at Threadless. Help raise money for DDP cases and increase awareness of our mission at the same time by purchasing great gift-worthy products like T-shirts, mugs, journals, stickers, and more. One-third of the cost of every item purchased from the shop goes directly to the DDP to help fund the cases of our Does.

    Threadless has been in business since 2000, and their wide array of printed apparel is comfortable and stands the test of time.

    Our DNA Doe Project Store it is located here: https://dnadoeproject.threadless.com/

    ——— DONATE! ———
    If anyone would like to make a tax-deductible donation either to our general fund or a specific DoeFundMe case, please visit our website at:
    http://dnadoeproject.org/

    Donations may also be made directly through our DNA Doe Project Facebook page, or through fundraisers that users can create for birthdays (etc.) We will have a post on how to create a successful birthday fundraiser in a few days.

    Remember, any donated proceeds go directly to funding the costs of our Doe cases. Please feel free to pass the word, and share your thoughts on why contributing to the DDP is worthwhile.

    As always, we thank our fantastic supporters for their past acts of kindness, and we hope to introduce more ways for our DDP enthusiasts to help in the future. Do you have a favorite way to shop/donate?
     
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    Other new cases in the pipeline as per DDP's pinned post:

    • Philadelphia Jane Doe late 2017 NamUs #UP17475 - awaiting QC prior to sequencing
    PA - PA - Philadelphia Co, WhtFem UP17475, 30-50, decedent drug at Frankford Ave, Dec'17
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    • New Britain Jane Doe 1991 (CT) - at lab for extraction.
    CT - CT - New Britain, Wht/HispFem Skeletal 705UFCT, 25-35, unique teeth, Oct'91
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    • Harper Co Jane Doe 1987 (MI) - at lab for extraction.
    MI - MI - Detroit, WhtFem UP8272, 18-20, in garbage dump, recent childbirth, Feb'87
     
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    UPDATE from DDP!

    "DNA Doe Project is honored to be the recipient of a $20,250 grant from the Dyer Family Foundation. We wish to thank the Dyer family for supporting our mission to bring closure to the unidentified dead by giving them back their names and returning them to their loved ones. We plan to use the funds to one-to-one match the donations of our generous supporters to our various Doe Fund Me campaigns."
     
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  12. Mrs. Badcrumble

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    Julie Doe is in for a third round of extraction! Donations are needed, though:

    "DoeFundMe goal: $1,200 (Only half of this will need to be raised) Current: $0
    Funds will need to be raised through DoeFundMe to cover her additional lab costs. Thanks to a generous contribution from the Dyer Family Foundation, Julie Doe will be receiving matching funds for each donation that is made to her DoeFundMe. To donate via PayPal, use the button below. A box will follow where you may enter your name as it should be listed as donor. If you leave it blank, we will assume you want to remain anonymous. Thank you for your support!"


    There's an donation button at the end of the page in the link :)
    Transgender Julie Doe - DNA Doe Project Cases
     
  13. Mrs. Badcrumble

    Mrs. Badcrumble The North remembers

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    Update from the DDP! As you can see, they've identified a few of their cases. We just have to be patient while waiting for confirmation of said identities.

    "We’ve been pretty quiet lately because we have been busy wrapping up a couple of additional cases we now consider identified. What we are finding is that for many of these cases the agencies have to test immediate family members and compare them through CODIS in order to obtain official confirmation of the identity before they make a public announcement. Some agencies can do this quickly (a week or so) if they can use their state lab for the work. Others go through UNTCHI (University of North Texas Center for Human Identification) and that can take many months. In some instances we ship Ancestry kits to a close relative, and the results do give us 100% confidence within a month or so. But this is not sufficient for legal identification.
    We are eager to share our new success stories with you. But we are learning patience as we all allow Law Enforcement to do their job and make sure the right families are notified. We don’t ever want a mistake to be made in that regard.
    In the relatively rare instances where a natural death or suicide was involved, there’s a likelihood we won’t ever be able to disclose the identity. In the case of homicides the agency may want to wait until an arrest is made. These are all out of our control. We didn’t anticipate this when we started, but in hindsight it makes perfect sense. We’re not just discovering names, we’re stumbling into real stories about real people who deserve to grieve in private. When our job is done we have to close that particular book and go on to the next.
    Thank you all again for your tremendous support!"
     
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    I saw on DDP that Anaheim Jane Doe has been identified but name withheld pending agency confirmation.

    <modsnipped go fund me links need to be approved by the owner of websleuths.>
     
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