Discussion in 'Identified!' started by Khavna, Jul 7, 2006.
Update from DDP's Facebook page! Second extraction was successful!
That's great news!
Annie Doe is on way to bioinformatics, according to DDP's pinned Fb post.
(DoeFundMe still active on website. Hoping to raise remaining funds before the bill is due )
What part of the process is bioinfomatics, do you know?
Are you suggesting there's another reasonable explaination for this sourcery other than magic??
Well, it's an umbrella term, isn't it? I think this is that part of the process where they try to extract as much data from their DNA sample after the extraction of sufficient DNA succeeded*.
*Please, correct me if I am wrong!
Once sequencing is complete, they have a digital representation of the person’s entire genome. (About 3 billion base pairs)
Bioinformatics pulls out out the base pairs used by GEDMatch from the sequenced genome and compiles a GEDMatch-compatible upload consisting of about 200,000 base pairs.
Annie Doe has been successfully uploaded into GEDMatch! Huge victory since last time her DNA failed sequencing. Fingers crossed that there are enough matches to work with! <3
Again, more great news!
Someone asked about her on their page yesterday, with the response:
"We have an update on her coming soon. "
On pins and needles now!
I think it will probably just be haplotype info and ethnic background, but I am so excited that this extraction worked.
I so hope we can find her. She's one of the cases that bothers me the most, so exactly like me. She could have been me.
Annie Doe is now fully funded through DoeFundMe!
Any new updates with regards to Annie Doe?
Margaret Press of DNA Doe Project says Annie's case is a tough one but not the toughest. Her DNA is quite degraded but she has matches and they are getting a good toe-hold! Pretty freaking amazing when you remember Annie's DNA is from 1971
If they can ID her from so long ago, it will be huge.
Behold, good people of WS: UPDATE!!!
"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:
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
Josephine County Online - HOME
Special thanks to NCMEC for the photo reconstruction of Annie Doe.
NO MATTER THE OUTCOME: This is a HUGE victory! Been following this case since I moved to the Northwest, and contemplated working her case like I have with the Fly Creek and Finley Creek Jane Doe’s; but there was enough activity on it to let it be.
I am extremely awed at the work Margaret and Colleen have done and will be for some time. Who would have thought in 1971 DNA would be an extremely important thing in forensic science?
Again, I am eager to hear what happens here...this has me excited and nervous!