Connecticut Office of the Chief Medical Examiner and Othram Partner to Identify 2006 John Doe

After more than fifteen years, New London County John Doe, whose remains were discovered in 2006, is to be identified.

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Published December 20, 2023 by Michael Vogen
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Summary

In October 2006, the remains of an unidentified individual were located near the Salmon River Boat Launch in East Haddam, Connecticut, a town in New London County. It was determined that the remains belonged to a male individual who was between the ages of 35 and 45 years at the time of his death. No other identifying characteristics, including the man's likely ancestry, could be determined.

In 2011, details of the case were entered into the National Missing and Unidentified Persons System (NamUs) as #UP8907. Despite the efforts of investigators, the man's identity remains unknown and he became known as New London County John Doe (2006).

In 2023, as part of an ongoing collaboration aimed at solving the backlog of cold cases in Connecticut, the Connecticut Office of the Chief Medical Examiner partnered with Othram in The Woodlands, Texas. Othram will use Forensic-Grade Genomic Sequencing® to build a comprehensive DNA profile to generate new investigative leads for the case using forensic genetic genealogy.

Anyone with information that could aid in this investigation is encouraged to contact the Connecticut Office of the Chief Medical Examiner by calling 860-679-3980 and referencing agency case M-06-12497.

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Michael Vogen

Michael Vogen

Director of Case Management

2829 Technology Forest Blvd Suite 100, The Woodlands, Texas 77381
media@othram.com

Michael works with law enforcement agencies throughout the United States and Canada on “unsolvable“ cases that can benefit from advanced DNA testing methods. He helps these agencies use cutting edge DNA sequencing and new forensic techniques to develop investigative leads for their cases.

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