MO Robert Eugene Brashers Serial Rapist & Killer

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  1. morf13

    morf13 Ver. Insider Golden State Killer & Zodiac Killer

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    I have searched this forum, and haven't found any mentions of this guy who is the latest bad guy to be identified by forensic genealogy, Parabon, Gedmatch etc

    This was big news over last day or so, if I missed it please direct me to the thread. This guy was a real ******* and killed himself almost 20 yrs ago

    (if anybody knows where there is video of a press conference about the identification, please link me to it, thanks)

    Timeline:

    March 28, 1998, rural Portageville, MO -At approximately 7 p.m., the bodies of Sherri Scherer, 38, and Megan Scherer, 12, were discovered in their rural home. Both had been murdered and Megan had been sexually assaulted.

    March 28, 1998, near Dyersburg, TN - Approximately two and one-half hours later, an attempted home invasion and shooting was reported. A man in a van stopped, asked for directions, and attempted to force himself into the residence of a 25-year-old female and her children. The man produced a handgun and fired a shot during a struggle with the female. A bullet struck her in the arm after she had retreated to her residence. Ballistics connected the Dyer County incident to the Scherer murders. The female provided a description of the suspect and assisted with a composite drawing.





    1998 - A partial DNA profile was developed from evidence at the Scherer scene. However, the profile lacked enough markers for entry into the CODIS (Combined DNA Index System).

    1998-2006 -Investigators conduct numerous interviews and follow hundreds of leads. The cases also were featured on America's Most Wanted.

    2006 - Significant advances in DNA testing led to evidence from the Scherer murders being resubmitted to the Missouri State Highway Patrol's Crime Laboratory. A full suspect DNA profile was developed and entered into CODIS resulting in a match to the April 6, 1990 murder of Genevieve Zitricki. Ms. Zitricki, 28, was found deceased inside her Greenville, SC, apartment after she failed to report for work.

    2006 - Following the DNA match, investigators from South Carolina, Tennessee, and Missouri worked together to investigate over 1,200 leads. The cases were again featured on America's Most Wanted.

    May 2017 - The investigation yielded a CODIS match to a March 11, 1997 rape of a 14-year-old female in Memphis, TN. The victim and four other individuals were at a residence in Memphis, when a man knocked on the door. As the resident attempted to close the door, the man pulled a revolver and pushed his way into the residence. The victim and witnesses provided a description and assisted with a composite drawing of the suspect.

    2018 - Investigators sought the services of Parabon NanoLabs (Parabon), a DNA technology company. Parabon's Snapshot® DNA Analysis technology combines DNA testing and genetic genealogy analysis to establish the relationship between an individual and their ancestors. Parabon’s process provided leads to law enforcement investigators that, when combined with traditional investigative techniques, led to the identification of Robert Eugene Brashers, a white male, date of birth March 13, 1958, as a suspect for the aforementioned cases. Brashers has been deceased since 1999. Investigators obtained DNA samples from Mr. Brashers' surviving family members. Traditional forensic STR test results indicated Mr. Brashers was, with very little doubt, responsible for the crimes.

    September 27, 2018 - Brashers' remains were exhumed pursuant to a court order. Additional DNA samples were collected and laboratory testing confirmed Brashers' DNA matches the suspect DNA in the aforementioned crimes.
     
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    FromGermany Well-Known Member

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  3. YESorNO

    YESorNO The Queen (aka "mrsmuir") SWBB

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    Here you go morf13- is this the one you are looking for?

    Killer named in 1990 murder of Greenville woman (video of press conference)

    October 5, 2018

    "Greenville police Chief Ken Miller names said a 'violent serial rapist and murderer' killed a Greenville woman in her home in 1990"

    Killer named in 1990 murder of Greenville woman
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  4. YESorNO

    YESorNO The Queen (aka "mrsmuir") SWBB

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    DNA evidence from dead man solves 3 homicides, rape case

    "NEW MADRID, Mo. (AP) — Authorities say DNA evidence has identified the man who killed three people and raped a girl in the 1990s, even though the suspect killed himself nearly 20 years ago.

    The Missouri State Highway Patrol said Friday that Robert Brashers of Paragould, Arkansas, killed Genevieve Zitricki of Greenville, South Carolina, in 1990, and Sherri Scherer and her 12-year-old daughter, Megan, in Portageville, Missouri, in 1998. Megan was sexually assaulted.

    Brashers also raped a 14-year-old girl in Memphis, Tennessee, in 1997...."

    DNA evidence from dead man solves 3 homicides, rape case

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    imstilla.grandma Believer of Miracles

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  6. morf13

    morf13 Ver. Insider Golden State Killer & Zodiac Killer

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    Season 4 episode 5 of Criminology true crime podcast is out now with the case of serial rapist & murderer Robert Eugene Brashers. His crimes were fully exposed thru his DNA & genetic genealogy almost 20 years after his death with the help of #Parabon & #GEDmatch
    S4 EP5 - Robert Eugene Brashers - Criminology - Omny.fm
     
  7. jaejae

    jaejae Well-Known Member

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    Here is a Criminally Listed Video from You Tube which has some good information about the cases and mentions the recent identification:

     

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