Saturday June 6, 2020

Attorney general to examine use of Golden State killer DNA technique here

Investigators uploaded killer’s DNA profile to genealogy website, locating his relatives

Michael Brennan

Political Editor

16th June, 2019
Charlie Flanagan has sought advice from the attorney general about DNA tracking techniques

Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan has sought the attorney general’s advice on using the DNA technique which tracked down the suspected Golden State killer in the US.

The Golden State killer was responsible for 12 killings, 45 rapes and more than 120 residential burglaries in California in the 1970s and 1980s.

Investigators put together a DNA profile of him based on DNA evidence gathered from one of his crime scenes and uploaded it to a genealogy...

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