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.
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, […]
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.
Investigative Genetic Genealogy and Criminalistics – What is the Future?
Investigative Genetic Genealogy (IGG) has been amazing in solving both cold and recent cases and for exonerating the innocent. Each day, another once-thought-to-be-intractable case is solved using this new-to-forensics means of human identification.