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Durham PD is working with Othram to Identify a Jane Doe Whose Skeletal Remains Were Found in a Storage Unit
July 27, 2020

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.

Collier County Sheriff’s Office and Othram Are Using Forensic Genealogy to Identify Remains Found at the Big Cypress National Preserve
July 13, 2020

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.

Galveston Medical Examiner’s Office Partners with Othram to Identify Remains Found on the Beach
July 10, 2020

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.

Othram Uses Forensic Genealogy to Help SEMO Anthropologist Identify Remains Found on a Missouri Farm in 1979
April 22, 2020

The identification was made through a collaboration between Othram and a team of anthropology students, lead by Anthropology Professor Dr. Jennifer Bengtson.

Southeast Missouri State University Anthropologist Partners with Othram for Identification of Human Remains
February 14, 2020

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.

Infamous Buffalo Cave Torso Identified, One of the Oldest Cases Resolved Using Forensic Genealogy
December 31, 2019

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.

How You Can Help

Your DNA information can help us identify individuals from crime scenes

Find Suspects

Analyzing DNA from many people allows law enforcement to better identify individuals from crime scenes.

Identify Victims

Genetic genealogy research can find nearest living relatives of unidentified or missing persons.

Close Cases

Your DNA data helps law enforcement close cold cases.

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