DNA Solves Cold Cases/Parabon Nanolabs & GED/Match.

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  1. Mrs. Badcrumble

    Mrs. Badcrumble The North remembers

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    Cold case arrest: Seminole County deputies make arrest in 1984 slaying of Navy recruit
     
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    Suspect in 1973 murder charged with sex acts on other kids
     
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    Another double homicide from 20 years ago solved by DNA.

    However, a recent search found a match to one of McCraney's relatives who had voluntarily submitted their DNA to find out more about their ancestry.

    Tracie Hawlett and J.B. Beasley's WS thread:
    AL - AL - J.B. Beasley, 17, & Tracie Hawlett, 17, Ozark, 31 July 1999 #4

    Suspect, 54, is arrested for cold case murders of two girls, 17, who were found shot dead in the trunk of their car 20 years ago after one of his relatives submitted their DNA to a genealogy website and it matched traces found at the scene
     
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    Sadly the small conviction rate is disappointing.
     
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    JerseyGirl Staff Member Staff Member Forum Coordinators

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    jewelsmac No one really knows why anyone does anything

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    There are so many unsolved cases like this in the Bay area, so hoping this the new trend will solve them. Exciting time for forensic science I think.
     
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    45 year-old double murder of Clifford & Linda Bernhardt in Billings Heights, Montana has been solved. Parabon Labs used genetic genealogy to match DNA recovered from the crime scene. According to police the killer was a man named Cecil Stan Caldwell, who died in 2003. He and Linda Bernhardt had been co-workers.

    45-year-old Billings Heights double-homicide solved, sheriff says
     
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    Seattle1 #LiveLikeLizzy

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    Suspect named in 1973 killings after genealogy analysis | Daily Mail Online

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    Linda and Clifford Bernhardt, both 24, were found dead in their Billings-area home in November 1973 in a case that would stymie investigators for more than four decades

    No motive was given. Caldwell died in 2003 at the age of 59, according to his obituary in the Billings Gazette.
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    The case had remained cold until 2004, when DNA was discovered on evidence gathered at the crime scene. Over the course of the 45-year investigation, law enforcement eliminated 80 people as possible suspects, through DNA testing.
     
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    Does anyone know of other companies that do similar work to Parabon Labs?
     
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    Todd Barket, 51, was arrested Wednesday and charged with first-degree murder in connection with the 1998 slaying of Sondra Better, a 68-year-old woman working alone in a consignment shop in Delray Beach, Florida.

    Barket's prints appeared in a fingerprint database in December because he was applying for a job as a certified nursing assistant.

    In 1998, Better's killer left "a bloody, evidence-laden scene behind" when they stabbed and bludgeoned her to death. Droplets of the suspect's blood leading from Better's body to a cash register and out the door as well as the suspect's fingerprints on a decorative ball were found at the scene. Nothing matched in a national database in 1998.

    When Barket applied for the job, his fingerprints came up as a match for the suspect in the killing. Police later tracked the man down and nabbed his DNA, which also came back as a positive match on Tuesday for the killer's DNA found at the crime scene..

    A Florida man's job application led to his arrest in a 1998 cold case
     
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    zencompass May today be the day. Justice for Abby and Libby.

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    This is such great news for the daughter of Sondra Better who never gave up hoping to hear of a DNA match.

    Justice can finally be served to the murderer of Mrs. Better who was bludgeoned to death while working alone at a consignment shop over 20 years ago.

    Delray police: Arrest made in woman's 1998 cold-case homicide
     
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    Throughout this previously linked Wiki link, there are various named companies that help with this type of work. There are probably more though.

    GEDmatch - Wikipedia
     

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