Recent example of police use of Dutch DNA - Sad story

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17,500 Dutchmen Gave Their DNA in a Murder Inquiry. After 20 Years, an Arrest.

By Milan Schreuer, Aug. 27, 2018
in The Tree House by Anonymous Rocca G2G6 Mach 5 (50.0k points)

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Whether you are for or against the police using relatives DNA to track suspects, it should make many feel at ease to post their DNA results.  What is already in the public isn't private any more.  If you can be tracked by your cousins who shared their DNA, might as well join the party and get the benefits from it.
by SJ Baty G2G Astronaut (1.1m points)
selected by Susan Laursen
I agree, and think of the relief for the family. Nothing can reduce the pain they must feel.
Since there has been the scientific possibility to track down DNA in criminal cases, there have been mass profiling "events" when hundreds or thousands of people were called to give their DNA to find the criminal.

Yes, the police had taken also DNA of the suspect's family, but they were already suspicious about him, because he was obviously on the list of men who were obligated to give their DNA. And the Police had taken HIS DNA, so there was no "tree building" needed to find out he was the murderer.

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