Using DNA and Genealogy Databases to Solve Cold Cases
By Leischen Stelter, editor of In Public Safety
After law enforcement used DNA and a genetic genealogy database to identify the Golden State Killer, there has been growing interest in how this investigative technique can help solve other cold cases.
American Military University’s criminal justice program director, Dr. Chuck Russo, discusses the potential of using this innovative investigative technique, as well as the challenges agencies face in determining the best way to submit suspect DNA to genealogy databases. Listen to the full podcast to learn more about the manpower required to apply this technique, the financial investment, and the legal challenges that may lie ahead.