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We all hear stories almost daily now about cold cases being solved by investigative genetic genealogy. This new crime-solving tool answers the “who” question about these often decades-old crimes.... but what about the why? This podcast will look at crimes solved by genetic genealogy, and examine the connection - if any - between the victim and the killer, and why the crime occurred. Each case is unique, and has its own story behind the headline. Join us for DNA: ID. New episodes will come out every other week on Mondays.

DNA: ID AbJack Entertainment

    • True Crime
    • 4.7 • 398 Ratings

We all hear stories almost daily now about cold cases being solved by investigative genetic genealogy. This new crime-solving tool answers the “who” question about these often decades-old crimes.... but what about the why? This podcast will look at crimes solved by genetic genealogy, and examine the connection - if any - between the victim and the killer, and why the crime occurred. Each case is unique, and has its own story behind the headline. Join us for DNA: ID. New episodes will come out every other week on Mondays.

    Bobbi Jo Oberholtzer and Annette Schnee Part 2 of 2

    Bobbi Jo Oberholtzer and Annette Schnee Part 2 of 2

    Episode 43 Bobbi Jo Oberholtzer and Annette Schnee Part 2 of 2

    Conclusion of coverage of the 1982 murders of Bobbi Jo Oberholtzer and Annette Schnee. This is part 2 of 2. If you have not listened to part 1, please go back and listen to that one first.

    This episode is sponsored by GEDMatch, whether you want to find out more about your family's history, help catch the bad guys we discuss on DNA: ID, or help give names to unidentified 'Does', Gedmatch has you covered. Visit Gedmatch.com/DNAID

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    • 55 min
    Bobbi Jo Oberholtzer and Annette Schnee Part 1 of 2

    Bobbi Jo Oberholtzer and Annette Schnee Part 1 of 2

    Episode 43 Bobbi Jo Oberholtzer and Annette Schnee Part 1 of 2

    In 1982, two young women went missing from Breckinridge, Colorado on the same frigid January night, but at different times. Bobbi Jo Oberholtzer was found the next morning, shot to death atop Hoosier Pass. It took seven months to find Annette Schnee, who was shot to death in a remote location near Fairplay. Investigators always knew the cases were related, but could not run down a viable suspect. Finally, a bloody glove, an orange sock, a mountain-top distress signal, and forensic genealogy all worked together to identify Alan Lee Phillips as the killer of the two women. He was convicted in September 2022 of a double murder that haunted Colorado investigators for 40 years.

    This episode is sponsored by GEDMatch, whether you want to find out more about your family's history, help catch the bad guys we discuss on DNA: ID, or help give names to unidentified 'Does', Gedmatch has you covered. Visit Gedmatch.com/DNAID

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    • 57 min
    Laura Purchase

    Laura Purchase

    Episode 42: Laura Purchase

    In 1983, a burning body was found in the woods off League Line Road in Montgomery County, Texas. It was a woman, and she had been raped, murdered, posed, and set alight. But no one knew who she was – and it stayed that way for years. Once she was identified as Laura Purchase of Michigan, it did not help investigators trying to solve her murder. The case went cold. In 2019, Detective Fadi Rizk reopened the case, and utilized forensic genealogy that led them to one man. The original investigators’ theory had been correct – the killer was a trucker. And he was still alive and kicking – for now.

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    • 1 hr 17 min
    Introducing Campus Killings From AbJack Entertainment

    Introducing Campus Killings From AbJack Entertainment

    Introducing Campus Killings From AbJack Entertainment

    AbJack Entertainment, the network that brings you DNA: ID, is proud to announce a new podcast; Campus Killings, a Bi-Weekly true crime podcast that debuts on September 17, 2022, and releases new episodes every other Saturday.

    Campus Killings is hosted by Dr. Meghan Sacks and Dr. Amy Shlosberg (Women & Crime, and Direct Appeal podcasts). In each episode, Meghan and Amy dive into some of the most shocking and tragic murders to happen on school grounds, and provide their analysis as both Educators and trained Criminologists. They discuss what went wrong, and what could have been done differently to prevent the tragic outcome.

    As criminologists, Meghan and Amy teach, research, write and podcast about victims, offenders and the issues surrounding our criminal justice system-and each have over 20 years of experience working in the system in various capacities such as law enforcement, mental health and offender reentry.

    Campus Killings is researched and written by Jessica Bettencourt (DNA: ID, and Missing Persons podcasts)

    It’s produced by Mike Morford of AbJack Entertainment (Criminology, and The Murder in My Family podcasts)

    This preview includes a snippet of Episode 1 of Campus Killings covering the case of Jeanne Clery who was murdered at Lehigh University in April, 1986. The full episode is out right now.

    Listen to Campus Killings on your favorite podcast app, and follow the show on social media-

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    • 3 min
    Anna Marie Hlavka

    Anna Marie Hlavka

    Episode 41 Anna Marie Hlavka

    A very perplexing murder took place in Portland, Oregon in 1979. Anna Marie Hlavka was home alone, simmering dinner on the stove, when someone killed her. Her apartment showed no signs of a struggle, and very few clues. A motley crew of suspects, headed up by one man named in some strange graffiti, stayed on police radar until one by one, they were eliminated by DNA. Finally, forensic genealogy named the killer as someone not on police radar – and not even in the same time zone. This is truly a case that would never have been solved without forensic genealogy and great detective work together.

    This episode is sponsored by Magic Mind, The World’s First Productivity Shot.
    Listeners of DNA: ID can use promo code DNA20 to save 40% off your first subscription of Magic Mind, or 20% off your purchase without a subscription. To redeem this savings code, vist www.magicmind.co/DNA and use promo code DNA20 at checkout.

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    • 1 hr 23 min
    Introducing; Pretend A True Crime Documentary Podcast

    Introducing; Pretend A True Crime Documentary Podcast

    Introducing; Pretend A True Crime Documentary Podcast

    From Javier Leiva's newest season of Pretend;

    What if I told you that 90% of Frank Abagnale's claims are totally made up? Yeah, that's right. The most extraordinary con man in the world never actually did the crimes he claims he did. In the new season of PRETEND, host Javier Leiva debunks Frank Abagnale’s claims one by one, not with opinions but with court and prison records. This series also gives voice to new victim testimonies. In the end, Leiva travels to Las Vegas to confront Abagnale about his lies. This is the real-life Catch Me If You Can. Listen to Pretend on your favorite podcast app, and check out Javier's home page
    https://pretendradio.org/

    • 2 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
398 Ratings

398 Ratings

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Love it.

Good, very very good.

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Good

Great case choices

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I ♥️ Jessica

Out of about 35 other weekly podcasts that I follow (ranging from political to entertainment with true crime in between), this is the ONLY one that I have listened to each and every episode. Not only is the DNA science fascinating, but the decades long tenacity that the families and law enforcement maintain to solve these crimes is honestly inspiring. Oh and Jessica’s subtle shade towards all the aholes, is total perfection.🙏

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