Every single day we are seeing more and more missing and murder cases being solved because of DNA. Many of these cases are cold and because of the funding provided to police departments these cold cases are brought back into the light and many times are solved. The National Institute of Justice, beginning in 2005, “awarded more than $73 million to more than 100 state and local law enforcement agencies through its Solving Cold Cases with DNA competitive grant program.”
One of the most famous cases is the Boston Strangler who was identified by his DNA as Albert DeSalvo in 2013. There are many more cases that made the headlines as I was growing up, that I still wonder about and many more that I have learned about while working on missing person cases through the years, like Walker County Jane Doe.
I will be dedicating a page for these cases.