“Baby Doe” found in dumpster 17 years ago close to being identified

In 2005, when the days old baby girl was discovered wrapped in a sheet and trash bag, buried under garbage in a dumpster, she quickly became known as “Baby Doe.” Three people discovered her body behind Sam Houston Village, a campus dorm, while digging through discarded items at the end of the school year.

  • KTRK-TV ABC-13 Houston
  • | April 15, 2022
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Suspect in Niles Township cold case pleads no contest to second-degree murder in the 1987 murder of Roxanne Wood

Identifinders International assisted the Michigan State Police in the identification of Patrick Gilham as the suspect in the 1982 homicide of Rosanne Wood. The investigation encompassed over 10,000 hours of investigative work by the MSP and its Special Investigation Section. 

  • WNDU
  • | March 18, 2022
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Suspect in Pullman rapes arrested at Spokane construction site after 18 years

Identifinders identifies suspect in series of sexual assaults and breakins in Pullman, WA after 18 years. Police arrest Kenneth Downing, 47, of Elk, in Spokane, Washington.

  • The Spokesman-Review
  • | March 17, 2022
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DNA Leads to Mississippi Man’s Arrest in 30-Year-Old Murder

Identifinders International in collaboration with the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation, identified 71 year old Warren Luther Alexander as a suspect in the 1992 murder of Nona Stamey Cobb. Alexander was arrested in Diamondhead, Mississippi, and is being held in Hancock County Jail awaiting extradition back to North Carolina. Police said this is an ongoing investigation and are looking into whether there are any more possible victims.

  • Newsweek
  • | March 17, 2022
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Remains of Houston couple found in 1981 finally identified. But their child, now 41, is still missing.

In January 1981, a dog wandered into the woods and returned with a human arm in its mouth. Local police later discovered a man who was beaten to death and a woman who had been strangled. The family confirmed the couple was Dean and Tina Clouse. However, their child, Hollie was never found…

  • USA Today
  • | January 12, 2022
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Killed in a 1961 Crash, ‘Unknown Boy’ Is Finally Identified

The mystery of a teenage hitchhiker, now identified as Daniel Paul Armantrout, was solved 60 years later because of advances in DNA technology and genealogy.

  • The New York Times
  • | November 3, 2021
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Barry Lee Whelpley, Charged In 1972 Murder Of 15-Year-Old Julie Ann Hanson, Extradited From Minnesota

The DNA was “degraded, it was low-level, it was contaminated with bacteria,” Measured at a trillionth of a gram, the team at Identifiers International was hired to extract data from the DNA sample.

  • CBS2 Chicago
  • | June 9, 2021
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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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