Follow Slashdot stories on Twitter

 



Forgot your password?
typodupeerror
Get HideMyAss! VPN, PC Mag's Top 10 VPNs of 2016 for 55% off for a Limited Time ×
Crime

Submission + - Dutch cold case murder solved after 90% of 8000 people gave their DNA. (dutchnews.nl)

sciencewatcher writes: A 1999 cold case rape and murder in The Netherlands has been solved. Dutch police asked 8000+ men living within 5 kilometers of the crime scene to volunteer their DNA so that the murderer could be traced through (close or distant) family members sharing part of this DNA. As it turned out, the man now in custody turned in his own DNA, resulting in a 100% match. The request of the police was discussed here on Slashdot in September. The percentage of people participating was closing in on 90%, in the midsize town of the victim it was 96%.
This discussion was created for logged-in users only, but now has been archived. No new comments can be posted.

Dutch cold case murder solved after 90% of 8000 people gave their DNA.

Comments Filter:

"How many teamsters does it take to screw in a light bulb?" "FIFTEEN!! YOU GOT A PROBLEM WITH THAT?"

Working...