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Did you know that there are over 250,000 cold case homicides in the US at any given time? What if your family tree could be the key to solving just one of them? Since 2018 law enforcement agencies have been utilizing a new investigative tool to track down violent offenders - the family tree. With the help of DNA technology and genetic family mapping, cases that have been cold for decades are now being solved. Victims and their families are finally getting answers and justice. The Ties That Find showcases these victories. #forensicgenealogy #geneticgenealogy #truecrime #DDP

The Ties That Fin‪d‬ Rachel Cocco

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Did you know that there are over 250,000 cold case homicides in the US at any given time? What if your family tree could be the key to solving just one of them? Since 2018 law enforcement agencies have been utilizing a new investigative tool to track down violent offenders - the family tree. With the help of DNA technology and genetic family mapping, cases that have been cold for decades are now being solved. Victims and their families are finally getting answers and justice. The Ties That Find showcases these victories. #forensicgenealogy #geneticgenealogy #truecrime #DDP

    Christine Jessop Part 1

    Christine Jessop Part 1

    Today we travel north into a tiny Canadian town, where a monster stole a young girl from her loving family. The 35 years it took to get to the truth about her abduction and murder will impact more than just the lives she touched. This case will also change the way Ontario law enforcement investigates and prosecutes its most violent crimes. Check out the website for sources, photos, and links to social media: www.thetiesthatfind.com Email: thetiesthatfind@gmail.com Disclaimer: This podcast is in no way affiliated with, or sponsored by law enforcement, GEDmatch, Parabon Nanolabs, or any of their affiliates.

    • 38 min
    The Boy Under the Billboard and Jane Spartanburg Doe 1998

    The Boy Under the Billboard and Jane Spartanburg Doe 1998

    Today we follow the 20yr investigation of a young John Doe found under a Billboard in a small town in North Carolina in 1998. The search for answers will bring us into South Carolina and the discovery of another Doe, this time an adult female. Who would have left a child on the side of the highway, and how is this other body related to him? Check out the website for sources, photos, and links to social media: www.thetiesthatfind.com Email: thetiesthatfind@gmail.com

    • 31 min
    Serial Rape Victims

    Serial Rape Victims

    Today I bring you two cases that cover five victims of rape in the last 10 years. These victims are not named, but their rapists will be discovered and exposed. This case contains details of sexual violence, so listener, be advised. Check out the website for sources, photos, and links to social media: www.thetiesthatfind.com Email: thetiesthatfind@gmail.com Disclaimer: This podcast is in no way affiliated with, or sponsored by law enforcement, GEDmatch, Parabon Nanolabs, or any of their affiliates.

    • 34 min
    Ellen Matheys & David Schuldes

    Ellen Matheys & David Schuldes

    Today we are learning about two lovebirds who were killed at a Wisconsin county park just after setting up their weekend campsite in 1976. It would take an evolution in science and investigation techniques over the course of 43 years to identify a suspect and make an arrest. This is the case of Ellen Matheys and David Schuldes. Check out the website for sources, photos, and links to social media: www.thetiesthatfind.com Email: thetiesthatfind@gmail.com Disclaimer: This podcast is in no way affiliated with, or sponsored by law enforcement, GEDmatch, Parabon Nanolabs, or any of their affiliates.

    • 35 min
    Lavender Doe

    Lavender Doe

    This week, we learn about the case surrounding a female body found burning on a woodpile in Texas in 2006, who came to be known as Lavender Doe. Who was she? Where did she come from? And who did this to her? Sadly, Lavender Doe isn’t the only woman killed in today’s story... so settle in and let’s find out. This case includes a review of genetic family mapping. Check out the website for sources, photos, and links to social media: www.thetiesthatfind.com Email: thetiesthatfind@gmail.com Disclaimer: This podcast is in no way affiliated with, or sponsored by law enforcement, GEDmatch, Parabon Nanolabs, or any of their affiliates.

    • 27 min
    Scott Martinez

    Scott Martinez

    In this episode, we are going to cover the brutal killing of Scott Martinez, a single father in La Mesa, CA in the summer of 2006. And later, I’m going to tell you about a John Doe who the DNA Doe Project is currently trying to identify. Scott Martinez’s murder is especially horrendous, and the who and the why is especially sad. So settle in, and let’s find out. Check out the website for sources, photos, and links to social media: www.thetiesthatfind.com Email: thetiesthatfind@gmail.com Disclaimer: This podcast is in no way affiliated with, or sponsored by law enforcement, GEDmatch, Parabon Nanolabs, or any of their affiliates.

    • 17 min

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