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Jan 4, 2023

How the FBI Tracks Down Suspects Using Your Genealogy Results

The arrest of Idaho murder suspect Bryan Kohberger has eased fears in Moscow following the brutal murders of four college students.

It has now been revealed that the FBI was able to track Kohberger by tracing his distant relatives through genetic genealogy databases.

According to experts, a sample of his DNA was collected by officials and matched to the crime scene.

Kohberger was arrested on Friday in Pennsylvania, thousands of miles from Moscow, Idaho, where Madison Mogen, Kaylee Goncalves, Xana Kernodle, and Ethan Chapin were stabbed in their sleep.

Authorities had been quiet about the investigation up until Kohberger’s arrest but confirmed that the 28-year-old PhD student was traced through a combination of DNA tracking and investigative work.

Instead, investigators used genetic genealogy, which has grown increasingly popular as law enforcement traces suspects through their relatives on ancestry websites.

You can read the full story in an article by Cheyenne R. Ubiera published in the U.S. Sun web site at: https://tinyurl.com/5z672rjh.

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