DNA Detectives - Genetic Genealogy Cracks Another Cold Case


Since the arrest of the Golden State Killer in April of 2018, DNA and genetic genealogy has been used to solve dozens of cold cases. For law enforcement across the country, it’s considered the biggest crime-fighting breakthrough tool in decades.

Genetic genealogy takes the DNA an unknown killer left behind at a crime scene and identifies the suspect through his or her family members, who voluntarily submit their DNA to genealogy databases.


Vancouver woman's DNA helps crack decades-old cold case

March 27, 2019 | CBS KOIN 6 | Velena Jones


DNA links suspect to 1999 cold case murders of 2 Alabama teenage girls, police say

March 17, 2019 | ABC News | Julia Jacobo and Benjamin Stein


Genealogy, DNA Solve Case of Newborn Left to Freeze to Death in Ditch 38 Years Ago

March 12, 2019 | Cox Media Group National Content Desk | Crystal Bonvillian


DNA helps solve cold-case murder of 83-year-old Texas woman

March 5, 2019 | Fox News | Robert Gearty


Man charged with killing 11-year-old Linda O’Keefe in 1973 cold-case murder in Newport Beach.

February 20, 2019 | Orange County Register | Sean Emery and Richard K. De Atley


DNA leads to man's arrest for 1993 murder in Minneapolis

February 13, 2019 | ABC News | Emily Shapiro


Kimberlie Guerrieri is a professional genealogist and owner of The Ancestry Agency. For 15 years she’s been helping people discover their family histories and solve some pretty cool mysteries.

Kimberlie Guerrieri