DNA Doe Project is pleased to announce our first success story. We have identified Buckskin Girl, as confirmed this week by the Miami County, Ohio Sheriff’s Office. While all other forensic identification methods failed, our pioneering approach using genetic genealogy succeeded. We participated in a press conference held in Troy, Ohio this afternoon where the news was made public by Chief Deputy Stephen Lord. This project would not have been possible without the resources available through GEDMatch.com. Of equal importance is the support we have received from the genetic genealogy community.

We acknowledge our fabulous, dedicated, and highly skilled team of volunteers who helped bring Buckskin Girl back to her family.

Press conference:

https://www.facebook.com/whionews/videos/1963447230353498/

Articles:

https://www.forensicmag.com/news/2018/04/buck-skin-girl-case-break-success-new-dna-doe-project

https://www.daytondailynews.com/news/local/miami-county-sheriff-office-release-new-details-1981-unsolved-homicide-case/fmfdENjXMReEHV5VZGPcpI/

http://katv.com/news/local/arkansas-woman-identified-as-victim-in-37-year-old-ohio-case

https://www.insideedition.com/cold-case-murder-victim-identified-after-37-years-42390

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/buckskin-girl-case-groundbreaking-dna-tech-leads-to-id-of-1981-murder-victim/

https://abcnews.go.com/US/body-buckskin-girl-found-ohio-1981-identified-arkansas/story?id=54417156

https://www.wcpo.com/news/crime/identity-of-ohios-buckskin-girl-finally-discovered-37-years-later

http://torontosun.com/news/world/crime-hunter-after-37-years-murder-victim-buckskin-girl-has-her-name-back

https://www.mydaytondailynews.com/news/crime–law/how-they-did-groundbreaking-technology-reveals-year-old-cold-case/wdliYt0agtdpFF4w6U1MiP/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Murder_of_Marcia_King