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Familial DNA

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by RicInOR, Mar 10, 2015.

  1. RicInOR

    RicInOR Washington County Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    DNA Samples given in confidence for LDS project, were acquired by the private firm Ancestry.com. Police obtained search warrants to identify person from those records.
    NW Connection: Idaho Falls, ID.

    "Investigators last year turned to a controversial technique known as familial searching, which seeks to identify the last name of potential suspects through a DNA analysis focusing on the Y chromosome. A promising “partial match” emerged between the semen sample and the genetic profile of Usry’s father, Michael Usry Sr. — a finding that excluded the father but strongly suggested one of his relatives had a hand in the young woman’s murder."

    http://www.theneworleansadvocate.com/news/11707192-123/new-orleans-filmmaker-cleared-in

    “I had lots of days sitting at the house with the dog,” he recalled in an interview, “wondering if these guys were going to use a battering ram to bust open the door and shoot my dog after he started barking at them.”


    So, they had DNA from Semen at a crime scene - murder.
    They have a database which indicates a person might be involved. Not from his DNA, but from a relative.

    "Several experts agreed the Idaho Falls police had probable cause to take a swab from Usry. But his experience touches on the delicate balance between the right to privacy and public safety."



    Have you given DNA samples to anyone?
     
  2. solv3nt

    solv3nt Portland Well-Known Member

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    Only my wife and ex.
     
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  3. bolus

    bolus Portland Gold Supporter Gold Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    do poop samples count? :D
     
  4. Dyjital

    Dyjital Albany, Ore Flavorite Member Bronze Supporter

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    State doj has mine for paternity test 11 years ago... Doubt they destroy records.
     
  5. Stomper

    Stomper Oceania Rising White Is The New Brown Silver Supporter

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    The state confused the UPS driver's DNA who delivered in my neighborhood (during the day while I was at work) for my DNA... its been almost 18 years, I get released next year! :D
     
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