Identifinders International is honored to have assisted the Orange County District Attorney’s office in solving the oldest Doe case in Orange County. In March 1968, a woman was discovered badly beaten, raped, and with her throat slashed in a field in Huntington Beach, CA. All attempts to determine her identity failed until May 2020 when investigative genetic genealogy was used to identify her as 26 year-old Anita Louise Piteau from Maine. Her family reported she had driven out to California in 1968 with two friends, hoping to break into the movie business. She wrote one letter to her mother after her arrival, but then was never heard from again. Identifinders wishes to
Identifinders International, in conjunction with the King Co. WA Sheriff’s Office, has been awarded Fifth Place in the Gordon Thomas Honeywell (GTH) DNA Hit of the Year Competition out of a field of 50 entries from 20 countries for their pioneering work on the 1991 Sarah Yarborough homicide.
Through the use of DNA forensic genealogy, Rapid City police have identified the suspect responsible for the death of 60-year-old Gwen Miller. Ms. Miller, a Rapid City pharmacist, was located strangled and sexually assaulted in her bed at her home on Hall Street in 1968.