DNA Doe Volunteer Blog

One of our long time volunteers has written a great article called How Misattributed Parentage and Other Challenges Can Complicate Your Investigative Genetic Genealogy Case for ISHI. The article describes a case, anonymized for privacy of the family, involving a young...

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Bones 10 Press Release

Serial killer’s victim finally identified by genetic genealogy Seattle, Washington – January 25, 2021 – The King County Sheriff’s Office (KCSO) and the DNA Doe Project (DDP) announce the identity of a young woman whose remains were found in an area near what is now...

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Park County John Doe 1974 Press Release

Park County John Doe identified after 41 years Genetic genealogy solves an old puzzle Fairplay, CO – October 20, 2020 – The Park County Coroner’s Office (PCCO) and the DNA Doe Project (DDP) announce the identity of a man whose remains were found in a mountainous...

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Butler County John Doe Press Release

Twenty-three year old Butler County cold case victim named Identification of 6th Ohio Doe by DNA Doe Project Hamilton, OH – September 14, 2020 – The Butler County Coroner’s Office (BCCO) and the DNA Doe Project (DDP) announce the identity of a male discovered in the...

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Peoria County John Doe 2016 Press Release

Victim of grisly 2016 homicide identified by genetic genealogy Peoria, IL – 28 January 2020 – Working with the Peoria County Sheriff’s Office (PCSO), the DNA Doe Project (DDP) has identified the remains recovered from two separate locations on the Illinois River in...

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Lyle Stevik Press Release

SEBASTOPOL, CALIFORNIA – The DNA Doe Project (DDP) announces its first successful DNA identification of a John Doe sponsored by its Doe Fund Me crowdfunding program. DDP agreed to feature the Lyle Stevik case in its first fundraising campaign because of its high...

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Joseph Newton Chandler III Article Links

Joseph Newton Chandler III (Robert Ivan Nichols) U.S. Marshals release name of man who stole Joseph Newton Chandler's identity, by Jonathan Jankowski, “Cleveland 19 News” WOIO — Investigators said the man living under the name of Joseph Newton Chandler III was...

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Lime Lady DDP Press Release

30 January 2020 – Oklahoma City, OK – The DNA Doe Project (DDP), in conjunction with the Oklahoma County Sheriff’s Office (OCSO), announces the identification of  a female found in April 1980 as Tamara Lee Tigard. Traditional investigative attempts over 40 years by...

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Mill Creek Shed Man Article Links

Terry Deggs The mystery of the man in the Mill Creek shed is solved, by Caleb Hutton, "HeraldNet" -- Nathaniel Terrence Deggs real name remained a mystery until volunteers at DNA Doe Project cracked the case over the past 1½ years. Amateur genealogist Jenny Lecus, 35,...

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Orange Socks Article Links

Debra Jackson 40 years after her death, Debra Jackson of Abilene identified as ‘Orange Socks’, by Claire Osborn, "Statesman" -- After Jackson’s sister saw her sketch on television, she provided her DNA to a nonprofit group called the DNA Doe Project that was working...

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