another cold case solved by genetic genealogy

+11 votes
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DNA points to the real killer of a 9 yr old girl, after another man was jailed and later exonerated by DNA

https://www.cbc.ca/news/technology/genetic-genealogy-identifies-killer-jessop-1.5764107
in The Tree House by Shirlea Smith G2G6 Pilot (181k points)
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+8 votes
Interesting stuff, thanks for sharing.
by Alex Stronach G2G6 Pilot (324k points)
yes!  I hope my DNA helps someday.  I guess we will never know.  I wonder if they are using WikiTree to help build the pedigrees.
+9 votes
Months ago, DNA from the Zodiac killer case was submitted for the kind of genetic genealogy that has caught this and several other killers. I am anxiously hoping the DNA will be of good enough quality to catch the Zodiac, next to Jack the Ripper he is surely the most famous "boogeyman" still out there.
by Jessica Key G2G6 Pilot (202k points)
+8 votes
I love it when genetic genealogy solves cold cases. I find it very interesting. I wonder if the Genetic Detective will come back on tv? I love that show!
by Greta Moody G2G6 Pilot (182k points)

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