Alaska State Troopers Use Genome Sequencing and Genealogy Database to Solve Cold Case from 1982

Bone samples retained in the case were sent to a private lab, where DNA was extracted and genome sequencing was used to create a comprehensive DNA profile.

That was uploaded to a genealogy database and linked to other people, including some with ties to Alaska. Later, a DNA sample taken from a close relative confirmed Beavers’ identity.

Source: DNA matches body to Alaska man last seen alive in 1979 – Alaska Public Media

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