Genealogy And Crime Solving

Various law enforcement agencies across the country are using results from home genealogy test kits to solve crimes, and Missouri is no exception. Darren Haslag is a master sergeant with the Missouri State Highway Patrol. He doesn’t know exactly when the use of genetic genealogy to solve cold cases started, but says it really took off about 5 years ago with the identity of the Golden State Killer in California:

Haslag says the Highway Patrol is currently using genetic genealogy to investigate two violent sexual assaults that occurred in southern Missouri. He can’t comment any further on those two cases.

(From Missourinet)