20 episodes

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
    • 4.4 • 117 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.

    Deborah Dalzell

    Deborah Dalzell

    Episode 15 Deborah Dalzell

    In 1999, 47 year old lawyer and businesswoman Deborah Dalzell was found murdered in a horrific scene in the master bath of her own home. Workaholic, family-oriented Deborah lived alone, and her life was risk and drama free. That is, until someone scaled a wall, cut a screen, and brutally attacked her as she slept in her bed. Whoever killed Deborah left virtually no evidence behind – except a calling card in the form of bodily fluids which yielded a complete male DNA profile. But it would be decades before forensic genealogy led to Deborah’s killer – and he was alive. After 20 years, Deborah’s family stoically sat through a lengthy and painful trial, and finally saw justice served for their beloved Deborah.
    Credit Sensing Murder S1 ep.11

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    • 1 hr 18 min
    Gwen Miller

    Gwen Miller

    Episode 14 Gwen Miller

    In 1968, Gwen Miller was an independent, professional older woman living in Rapid City, South Dakota. No one saw or heard a thing when someone broke into her home and attacked and killed her in her own bed. The killer left the crime scene pristine, tidying up and slipping out into the night. Despite there being a prime suspect whom the investigators were convinced had killed Gwen, there were no arrests. Her case went unsolved for 51 years, until forensic genealogy was able to predict the surname of the murderer. And the man who killed her had only the most remote known connection to Gwen. We can only guess at what dark forces drove him to invade her home and rape and murder her on that leap year day, so many decades ago.

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    • 44 min
    Susan Eads

    Susan Eads

    Episode 13: Susan Eads

    In 1983, ‘spitfire’ Susan Eads left a bar near Galveston, Texas with her friends and was dropped off at her car. The next day, it was found hastily parked, the door open, her things spilling out. And Susan was dead, naked in the bushes in a nearby vacant lot. She had been strangled with a garotte fashioned from her own clothes. There were several very intriguing suspects: rapists and murderers with the same MO who preyed on women in the area. But none of them killed Susan. It would take decades, and the wonders of forensic genealogy, to pin the crime on a man who had no known connection to Susan.

    Sources for this episode include True Crime Chronicles episode 69 Strangled in Seabrook

    https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/strangled-in-seabrook-69/id1466321575?i=1000493593751

    &

    The Gone Cold Podcast, The Murder of Susan Eads
    https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/the-murder-of-susan-eads/id1214679007?i=1000444466336

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    • 43 min
    Helene Pruszynski

    Helene Pruszynski

    Episode 12: Helene Pruszynski

    In 1980, ambitious college student Helene Pruszynski was abducted from Englewood, Colorado. Her body was found in a remote field the next day. She had been raped and stabbed in the back. Police had multiple suspects, and a series of similar attacks, but were never able to gather enough information to arrest anyone. Decades later, a DNA profile from Helene’s crime scene would lead them to her killer. He was living thousands of miles away, using another name. A confiscated beer mug would prove to be his downfall, as his DNA linked him to the crime.

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    • 1 hr 3 min
    Pam Felkins

    Pam Felkins

    Episode 11 Pam Felkins

    In 1990, Pam Felkins was abducted from her job as a clerk at Crossroads Video in Faulkner County, Arkansas. She was taken in a 17 minute window, leaving her smoldering cigarette and warm coffee on the counter. Her body was found the next day. A maroon pickup truck with a white camper shell was seen in the area on the night she was abducted. There was a very good suspect in the case who was found to have a drawer of trophies hidden in his home – none of which were connected to Pam. Her case remained unsolved for decades until forensic genealogy pointed to her killer. And, this case has a possible connection to another, very famous Arkansas case – the disappearance of Morgan Nick.

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    • 1 hr 2 min
    Rhonda Chantay Blankinship

    Rhonda Chantay Blankinship

    Episode 10 Rhonda Chantay Blankinship

    In 2016, in the small, tight-knit town of Brownwood, Texas, everyone knew Chantay Blankinship. She was a developmentally challenged young woman who loved to walk the streets of the town, listening to music and waving and smiling to everyone. But one night, she disappeared. She was found raped and murdered in a location that pointed to a local offender. Investigators were at a loss until a Parabon Snapshot image of the killer was revealed. And that image generated not only tips, but ultimately, a confession.

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    • 42 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
117 Ratings

117 Ratings

pcastrvw ,

So good, clean, smart - and ahead of the curve

I listen to a lot of true crime podcasts, and recently have been getting tired of all the side chatter and silliness of some of the other podcasts. That’s why I’m LOVING this one. Jessica is such a thorough yet clean storyteller, and it’s clear how well-researched each episode is. I’ve also never heard most of these stories before, which is refreshing.

I have a strong feeling we’re going to see more and more podcasts coming up trying to to cover similar ground as DNA forensics continues to make an increasing impact.

PS can we talk about her sign-off line?? Love it every time.

Amberkaltsas ,

Beat new podcast!

I love that this podcast is done with facts and details and not story telling. It’s refreshing! And I love that Jessica’s voice!

V.Palmer ,

True Crime with Justice Ending

True crime is captivating but it can obviously get depressing, especially when it’s a cold case. That’s why this podcast is so great - you know that every episode is going to end with them catching the guy! Jessica is a great story teller, and brings you through each lead that was followed to a dead end. Just when you would usually lose hope in the story and the case goes cold, that’s when she tells you how they finally caught him! I enjoy how Jessica talks you through the actual steps they took through forensic genealogy; it’s fascinating how each case is so different. Sometimes they run into difficulties with the family tree, sometimes it takes them a while to get their hands on the suspect’s DNA. Listening to the ending of how they finally track him down never disappoints.

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