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2018 Weld County cold case solved using genetic genealogy

2018 Weld County cold case solved using genetic genealogy FOX 31 Denver Source link Related Content Ross E. “Bummer” Wagoner, 56, of Theresa Belly that appears ‘heavily pregnant’ can signal fatty liver Genealogy: The last genealogy column Memory loss could be a sign your cholesterol is too high Books in the Belfry: Spotlight on special […]

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How the technology that solved the 4 Idaho killings could solve

The breakthrough forensic science known as genetic genealogy is back in the news in the case of the “Idaho Four” home invasion slayings, highlighting yet again what a game-changer this latest crimefighting tool is. Or, rather, could be. The brutal stabbing of four University of Idaho students on Nov. 13 as they slept in their […]

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The ozone hole shrank last year. Here’s how the world solved an

In 1985, atmospheric scientists in Antarctica noticed something troubling. For decades, they’d been measuring the thickness of the ozone layer in the upper atmosphere, the layer of gas that deflects much of the sun’s radiation. Starting in the 1970s, it had started plummeting. By the mid-1980s, they observed that it was on track to be […]

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Astronomers May Have Solved The Mystery of The Bubbles Towering

When the Fermi Gamma-Ray Space Telescope entered low-Earth orbit in 2008, it opened our eyes to a whole new Universe of high-energy radiation. One of its more curious discoveries was the Fermi Bubbles: giant, symmetrical blobs extending above and below the galactic plane, 25,000 light-years on each side from the Milky Way’s center, glowing in […]

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We Solved the Puzzle of That ‘Kaleidoscope’ Death

The following story contains spoilers for Netflix’s twisty heist series Kaleidoscope, in particular the episode “Pink.” Netflix’s Kaleidoscope is a heist story—with a twist. While you’ve likely seen Ocean’s Eleven, Reservoir Dogs, and Baby Driver (and if you haven’t seen Widows, the time to check that one out is now!), you haven’t seen a heist […]

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A look back at 2022: Five of the top cold cases solved – WFIN

​ Recent groundbreaking technology has revolutionized the way law enforcement investigates cold cases and has led to breaks in dozens of previously unsolved cases in 2022 alone. While not all breaks have led to arrests just yet, police have been able to use modern DNA forensics technology and genetic genealogy to link evidence from crime […]

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A look back at 2022: Five of the top cold cases solved

Recent groundbreaking technology has revolutionized the way law enforcement investigates cold cases and has led to breaks in dozens of previously unsolved cases in 2022 alone.  While not all breaks have led to arrests just yet, police have been able to use modern DNA forensics technology and genetic genealogy to link evidence from crime scenes […]

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Review: The Forever Witness: How DNA and Genealogy Solved a Cold

With his newest release, The Forever Witness: How DNA and Genealogy Solved a Cold Case Double Murder, Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Edward Humes gives an incredible account that is a decidedly unique combination of true-crime story, forensic science lesson, and ethical discussion. With the backdrop of the 1987 Seattle-area murders of Tanya Van Cuylenborg and […]

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DNA detectives: How Palm Beach County deputies solved the Baby

For forensic scientist supervisor Julie Sikorsky, solving the mystery of Baby June’s identity through genetic genealogy, leading to detectives solving the baby’s homicide, was an amazing achievement.”We rebuilt the family tree, identified the close relatives and then established the link to our suspect today,” Sikorsky said at a Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office news conference, […]

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‘Murder cases are not solved in 24 hours’: DNA experts discuss

BOISE, Idaho — The public still wants answers in the quadruple homicide that left four University of Idaho students dead — but experts say evidence in a complex homicide case will take time to process. Authorities in Moscow still haven’t been able to identify a suspect or locate the weapon in the stabbings, though investigators […]