Investigative Genetic Genealogy

What is Investigative Genetic Genealogy?

Investigative genetic genealogy, also known as forensic genetic genealogy, combines the use of crime scene DNA and SNP-based relative matching with genealogical research to predict where a suspect or unidentified person may fit in a family tree.

In 2018, the sample DNA was tested again, and a genetic snapshot was developed, the affidavit said. In November 2020, Michele Kennedy, a crime analyst in the sheriff’s cold case unit, made a link to the suspect through the DNA of his parents, who are deceased, according to the affidavit.” – The Denver Post

About Michele Kennedy

Michele Kennedy has been in the law enforcement field since 1993, and she has been a crime analyst for a law enforcement agency in the State of Colorado since 1997. She is currently assigned to her agency’s Cold Case Unit as a forensic genetic genealogist. She is also a volunteer search angel, helping adoptees and other searchers identify birth parents using genetic genealogy.

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More than 30 million people have taken a direct-to-consumer DNA test from companies such as Ancestry, 23andMe, MyHeritage, and FamilyTreeDNA. Users can upload their DNA for free from these sites to GEDmatch and FamilyTreeDNA and then opt-in to help law enforcement solve crime and identify unidentified human remains. By opting-in to these databases, you

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