Local law enforcement is using advanced DNA testing to seek the identity of a Jane Doe or her nearest living relative. Her almost-skeletal remains were found inside of a plastic container that was stowed away inside a storage unit. It is unclear how long the remains may have been hidden in that location.
The Collier County Sheriff’s Office and Othram are working to help identify a hiker found in his tent. His identification has so far remained a mystery due to use of multiple aliases, and a lack of any identifying marks.
The Galveston County Medical Examiner’s office and Othram are working with the Galveston Police Department to help identify an unknown deceased black man found on a beach in Galveston, Texas.
The identification was made through a collaboration between Othram and a team of anthropology students, lead by Anthropology Professor Dr. Jennifer Bengtson.
Human remains recovered in 1979 in Charleston, Missouri, receive renewed attention at Southeast Missouri State University and serve as an invaluable learning tool for today’s advanced approaches to human identification and cold case resolution.
Othram’s forensic laboratory produces whole genome from century old remains, enabling the ID of a previously unidentified dismembered body found in the Idaho Civil Defense Caves.
Your DNA information can help us identify individuals from crime scenes
Analyzing DNA from many people allows law enforcement to better identify individuals from crime scenes.
Genetic genealogy research can find nearest living relatives of unidentified or missing persons.
Your DNA data helps law enforcement close cold cases.