Over the years, 60 minutes has been responsible for reporting some of the greatest stories in the world. Many of the most memorable episodes involved interviews with world leaders, stories about endangered animals, famous celebrity profiles, and occasionally segments on promising developments in the business and science world. A week ago, 60 Minutes presented a very interesting report on how the authorities used genetic genealogy to solve the Golden State Killer case and how the authorities intend to continue using this new field to solve colder cases in the future.
On April 25, 2018, the Sacramento authorities announced that they had resolved the famous case of the Golden State Killer. The authorities were able to use a promising new technique called genetic genealogy to help identify the former 72-year-old police officer, Joseph DeAngelo, as the suspected killer.
Genetic genealogy is a blend of high-tech DNA analysis, high-speed computer technology, and family genealogy. The ultimate goal is to determine the level and type of genetic relationship between individuals.
In the case of the Golden State Killer, the DNA came into play because the killer had committed at least 12 murders, 50 rapes and many home thefts. Investigators were able to get DNA from the killer in one of the reported crime scenes. After many years of frustrating blind alleys, a cold case investigator submitted the DNA sample obtained to GEDmatch. GEDmatch is the largest public genealogy database in the world. After loading the sample, the authorities were able to generate a handful of cables that eventually led to the doors of Joseph DeAngelo.
In addition to the Golden State Killer case, the authorities used genetic genealogy to make arrests in at least 11 other cold cases. While science seems to be healthy, there is a legal question that has yet to be resolved. There is no doubt that the lawyers for the defendants will raise the question of privacy and if the use of databases, considered private, should be legal.
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