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Apr 7, 2022

Scientists Crack Hundreds of Cold Cases Like ‘I-65 Killer’ With New DNA and Genealogy Techniques

Since her time at Parabon Labs, CeCe Moore has helped solve more than 200 cases in four years, which is about one case per week.

On Tuesday, law enforcement officials credited investigative genealogy for helping close the case of the “I-65 Killer,” who was identified as Harry Edward Greenwell. The FBI’s Gang Response Investigative Team (GRIT) compared DNA evidence with traditional genealogy research and historical records.

Before that, this type of genetic genealogy was most notably used in the case of the “Golden State Killer” in 2018. It was also used earlier this year to track down a serial rapist in Shelby County who committed crimes in the 1980s. This week he was sentenced to 650 years in prison.

CeCe Moore helped work on that case. She is the chief genealogist at Parabon Labs. Even though she did not assist in the case of the “I-65 Killer,” she said the process is similar.

You can learn more in an article by Lauren Kostiuk published in the WTHR web site at: https://bit.ly/3DMU1Y1.