Familial DNA Searching and Cold Cases

Understanding Familial DNA Searching as a Tool to Solve Cold Cases
Duration: 60 Minutes
Module 1 Resources
Recorded April 7, 2015
Unit 1 Slide Deck and Additional Resources
Unit 2 Video


Familial DNA searching has proven to be a highly successful tool for solving those cold cases that Codis cannot solve. In spite of those successes only 9 states to date are using FS. This presentation will address the issues in a way that law enforcement will appreciate the value to be obtained in implementing FS. The talk will describe the process, demonstrate that it has proven to be more effective than Codis. In addition the discussion will dispel the myths that continue to allow many states to avoid implementing FS at great cost to public safety. Finally the presentation will discuss some of the success stories for FS throughout the US.