Dr. Colleen Fitzpatrick and Identifinders In The News

Australia Exhumes the Somerton Man, and His 70-Year Mystery

This week the police disinterred a body, found on a beach in 1948, that has puzzled investigators for decades. “There’s lots of twists and turns in this case, and every turn is pretty weird,” one said.

  • New York Times
  • | May 22, 2021
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Deathbed confession, DNA match lead to suspect in 37-year-old murder of school lunch lady

PEMBROKE, Mass. — Virginia “Ginny” Hannon’s bloody 1984 murder threatened to overshadow the good memories of the beloved school lunch lady, who was known for baking treats for her neighborhood’s children and taking in stray animals. As each year passed, Hannon’s loved ones feared that they’d never learn who beat, strangled and stabbed Hannon, 59, […]

  • Fox23 News
  • | March 23, 2021
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Deathbed confession, DNA match lead to suspect in 37-year-old murder of school lunch lady

PEMBROKE, Mass. — Virginia “Ginny” Hannon’s bloody 1984 murder threatened to overshadow the good memories of the beloved school lunch lady, who was known for baking treats for her neighborhood’s children and taking in stray animals. As each year passed, Hannon’s loved ones feared that they’d never learn who beat, strangled and stabbed Hannon, 59, […]

  • WFTV 9
  • | March 23, 2021
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Meriden police hold first ceremony for abandoned infant since using DNA to find mother

MERIDEN — Police and city officials Tuesday remembered David Paul, an infant found frozen to death after being abandoned in a South Meriden parking lot 33 years ago. The annual ceremony was the first since police were able to identify and speak with the mother of the infant last year thanks to advanced DNA technology.

  • Myrecordjournal
  • | January 5, 2021
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Modern Forensic Genealogy with Colleen Fitzpatrick of Identifinders International

Are you a mystery fan who also loves science? This podcast is for you! Considered the founder of modern forensic genealogy, Colleen Fitzpatrick shares how genetic genealogy works.

  • Finding Genius Podcast
  • | November 23, 2020
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Thinking about testing your ancestry? Here’s how police, researchers are using the results

NATIONWIDE (WGME) – Maine State Police, and others across the country, are now using a technique called forensic genealogy to solve cold cases.

  • WGME
  • | November 17, 2020
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