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blevins13
27-04-18, 21:07
https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2018/04/golden-state-killer-east-area-rapist-dna-genealogy/559070/

I1a3_Young
27-04-18, 21:44
Holy crap I talked with those two ladies on the phone when they were doing this research. They had a small match to a kit I administer.

blevins13
27-04-18, 21:48
Holy crap I talked with those two ladies on the phone when they were doing this research. They had a small match to a kit I administer.

I wonder if there is any risk if someone related to you might have done any crime.....


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I1a3_Young
27-04-18, 22:07
Holy crap I talked with those two ladies on the phone when they were doing this research. They had a small match to a kit I administer.To clarify, they did not perform the matching on the killer, but all the news agencies are calling them for commentary. The case I spoke with them about was a different one.

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Expredel
27-04-18, 23:21
I made a topic on this subject earlier today as well.

https://www.eupedia.com/forum/threads/35997-Genealogy-website-used-to-track-down-%E2%80%98Golden-State-Killer%E2%80%99-suspect



https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/...=.83f3881dbd8f (https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-nation/wp/2018/04/26/authorities-begin-racking-up-cases-against-golden-state-killer-suspect-ex-cop-turned-mechanic/?noredirect=on&utm_term=.83f3881dbd8f)

Didn't 23andme recently allow uploading raw data files to find DNA relatives?

https://familyhistorydaily.com/genea...ncestry-report (https://familyhistorydaily.com/genealogy-help-and-how-to/23andme-free-ancestry-report)

All the FBI would have to do is sequence someone's DNA, convert the file to the AncestryDNA format, upload it to 23andme, and get a bunch of cousin matches. Arguably unethical, but I don't think too many people will cry about it when they use it for the high profile cases.

blevins13
27-04-18, 23:46
I made a topic on this subject earlier today as well.

https://www.eupedia.com/forum/threads/35997-Genealogy-website-used-to-track-down-%E2%80%98Golden-State-Killer%E2%80%99-suspect



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I did not see that.


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I1a3_Young
28-04-18, 02:05
Here's the story of the Buckskin girl that the DNA Doe Project (Colleen Fitzpatrick and Margaret Press) contacted me about.

http://abcnews.go.com/US/body-buckskin-girl-found-ohio-1981-identified-arkansas/story?id=54417156 (http://www.arkansasonline.com/news/2018/apr/11/body-found-ohio-identified-woman-arkansas-killed-1/)

I have the surname in my tree and the Y-DNA listed in my signature. Sad.

Promenade
28-04-18, 02:11
Here's the story of the Buckskin girl that the DNA Doe Project (Colleen Fitzpatrick and Margaret Press) contacted me about.

http://abcnews.go.com/US/body-buckskin-girl-found-ohio-1981-identified-arkansas/story?id=54417156 (http://www.arkansasonline.com/news/2018/apr/11/body-found-ohio-identified-woman-arkansas-killed-1/)

I have the surname in my tree and the Y-DNA listed in my signature. Sad.

Wow, that's crazy. My condolences