Using DNA analysis to help the police has been in the news a lot lately. An article from NPR discusses using DNA to not only identify criminals, but crime victims also. The article is Using Genetic Genealogy To Identify Unknown Crime Victims, Sometimes Decades Later. This article features the DNA Doe Project.
Like major criminal investigations lately, this technique also uses matches at GEDmatch. If you have tested and haven’t considered adding your information to the database yet, please do. Not everyone will be comfortable with it, that’s okay, but many will and every new kit in the database could lead to an identification in the future.