Tag: cold case
Ever since 'Golden State Killer' suspect Joseph DeAngelo was arrested in April 2018 after being tracked down with the help of an online DNA database typically used for tracking genealogy, crime-solving via genetic genealogy has increased. Last year, investigators made more than 20 arrests in cold cases. But given that there are thousands of murders in America every year, of which 40 percent go unsolved, why aren't DNA databases being used to solve even more crimes?
After the still-unsolved murder of Elizabeth Short—the 22-year-old woman and aspiring starlet later dubbed 'The Black Dahlia'— the media and preachers used the case to warn young women of what could happen when you try to leave your family and seek fame.