DNA Crime-Solving Is Still New, Yet It May Have Gone Too Far, by Alyssa Foote, “Wired” — Together with a network of volunteers skilled in family-tree making, Fitzpatrick and Press help police put names to unidentified human remains—mostly murder victims. But the organization avoids abandoned baby cases because identifying the child means identifying the mother

Web Sleuths Helping Solve Nation’s “Silent Mass Disaster”, by Catalina Villegas, “Spectrum News 1” — In a little second-floor apartment in Torrance, Carl Koppelman is solving some big cases. “El Dorado County skull found at Brown’s Ravine, Folsom lake, November 2015,” says Koppelman reading a headline on the forum Web Sleuths. He is an accountant by day and detective by night

Blood Work: The Citizen Sleuth Using Genealogy to ID the Dead, by Leah Worthington, “”California Magazine – Winter 2019″ — Since 2018, Margaret Press has helped identify more than 20 such nameless victims, many of whose cases had gone cold decades ago. Her successes have earned her recognition in the media, where she has been described as a “DNA crime solver,” “volunteer sleuth,” and (her favorite) “Sonoma County grandmother.” With her short-cropped white hair, downturned mouth, and penchant for mysteries, it’s hard not to think of a modern-day Miss Marple

Identifying victims using forensic genealogy, by Anne Wallace , “The Daily Universe“ — Forensic and genetic genealogy testing are used by law enforcement and hobbyists alike. Some use DNA testing to find criminals, some to find their birth parents and some to find out more information about their ancestors- but a new nonprofit is stepping onto the scene to use DNA testing not to identify criminals but the victims themselves