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Thank you for the invitation, David Mittelman. I'm happy to accept.
Congrats on being featured in our 2020 Best Tech Startups in The Woodlands! http://thetechtribune.com/best-tech-startups-in-the-woodlands/
Native American communities and activism - do you have any plans to get involved with supporting them? Many activist angles exist - will there be a special effort to connect?
The police gave up on this case soon after the last body was found. This is my sister Debra, she was the 3rd victim to be found.
Dr. Steve Lockless, @TAMU Professor and advisor to @OthramTech, will join the "23 and Criminology" panel at #DS2019 to discuss how Forensic-Grade Genome Sequencing (FGGS) is enabling law enforcement to solve cold cases: datasummit.info/speakers/

#genomics #genealogy #crime

Help us solve "unsolvable" cold cases and get closure for families.

Operating as usual

03/20/2022

Join DNASolves Advocates to find out how we help solve cold cases by combining crowdfunding, cutting-edge DNA testing, and tremendous teamwork! In addition, get the latest updates on cold cases like Little Miss Nobody, Brianna Maitland, and more.

After 32 years, Fire Island John Doe is Identified 12/03/2021

After 32 years, Fire Island John Doe is Identified

In the summer of 1989, human remains were found on the northwest shore Fire Island, west of Anchorage. Investigators from the Alaska State Troopers (AST) responded to the scene and collected the remains.

https://dnasolves.com/articles/Fireisland_alaska/

After 32 years, Fire Island John Doe is Identified Alaska Bureau of Investigation and Alaska State Troopers Team with Othram to Identify Fire Island John Doe

DNASolves - Your DNA Could Help Solve a Crime 10/16/2021

DNASolves - Your DNA Could Help Solve a Crime

Want to help solve a cold case? Join DNASolves Advocates or check out http://www.dnasolves.com for the latest announced case solves!

DNASolves - Your DNA Could Help Solve a Crime Help law enforcement identify victims, find missing persons, and reveal perpetrators of crimes

08/14/2021

Join DNASolves Advocates and find out how we are helping solve cold cases by combining crowdfunding, cutting-edge DNA testing, and tremendous teamwork!

Revolutionizing Forensics with NGS 06/30/2021

Revolutionizing Forensics with NGS

Learn more about our mission to reconnect the unidentified back to family. Then, get involved at DNASolves.com!

Revolutionizing Forensics with NGS Othram, Inc. and the NovaSeq help convert more cases from cold to solved

Face to Face: CrimeCon 2021 06/01/2021

Face to Face: CrimeCon 2021

The Othram Inc. team is headed this week to Austin for the CrimeCon 2021 conference. Connect with us and come see our talk on Friday, June 4th, 2021.

Face to Face: CrimeCon 2021 Othram is headed to Austin for the 5th annual CrimeCon conference, to tell tales of previously "unsolvable" cold cases and seek help from the crowd.

Photos from Grace White KHOU's post 05/11/2021

Photos from Grace White KHOU's post

Fireside Chat: Ilse Knect 05/01/2021

Fireside Chat: Ilse Knect

A lot of the crimes that stand to benefit from Forensic Genealogy are sexual assaults. Ilse Knecht from the Joyful Heart Foundation and David Mittelman from Othram discuss this issue and more, in the below audio interview.

Fireside Chat: Ilse Knect Listen now (53 min) | Ilse is Director of Policy & Advocacy at the Joyful Heart Foundation, a non-profit created by Mariska Hargitay to tackle the backlog of untested sex assault kits.

Who is Granite County John Doe (2014)? 04/25/2021

Who is Granite County John Doe (2014)?

Who Is Granite County John Doe?

In August 2014 a backpacker was hours into a hike through the Welcome Creek Wilderness, above Bidwell Gulch, when he came across human skeletal remains. The Granite County Sheriff was promptly notified and began an investigation. Investigators determined the remains most likely belonged to a white male, around age 30 to 45 and 6’ 0” at the time of his death. Granite County John Doe had hiking gear surrounding him where he was found. Included amongst his belongs were Dramamine tablets, dated between 2011-2013, Rocky Snake size 10/11 boots, a SOG sheath knife, and a CVS Pharmacy medication bottle. There were few other clues available. A search of dental records did not return a match. Likewise, an STR profile built from the skeletal remains did not return a match in CODIS.

In 2021, the Granite County Sheriff’s Office, assisted by the Missoula County Sheriff’s Office partnered with Othram, Inc. to help identify Granite County John Doe or his next of kin.

https://dnasolves.com/articles/granite_county_john_doe/

Who is Granite County John Doe (2014)? Granite County Sheriff’s Office Partners with Othram to Identify a Man found in the Welcome Creek Wilderness

Fireside Chat: Paul Holes 04/19/2021

Fireside Chat: Paul Holes

Othram CEO David Mittelman catches up with Paul Holes to talk about his new role on America's Most Wanted, his upcoming book, and of course, solving cold cases!

Fireside Chat: Paul Holes Listen now (27 min) | Paul is a former investigator best known for helping catch the Golden State Killer. Today he leverages the media and his unique skills to help solve crimes.

After 30 years, Grace Doe is Identified 03/31/2021

After 30 years, Grace Doe is Identified

Excited to report that Othram helped McDonald County Sheriff's Office ID a Jane Doe previously know for 30 years as "Grace Doe". Investigators were told that she would be identified only by the "Grace of God", hence her name. This case was supported in part by crowdfunding at DNASolves. Please visit our other cases and support those that interest you. With time and money, most of these cases can be solved!

After 30 years, Grace Doe is Identified The McDonald County Sheriff’s Office, Othram and SEMO Anthropology Identify Grace Doe as Shawna Beth Garber

DNASolves - Your DNA Could Help Solve a Crime 03/29/2021

DNASolves - Your DNA Could Help Solve a Crime

We have three cases we are actively trying to complete funding for. These cases are ready for testing but we need your help to get them over the finish line: https://dnasolves.com/articles/?article_status=NOT_YET_FUNDED. Please take a look and share these cases with others that you think might be inclined to help!

DNASolves - Your DNA Could Help Solve a Crime Help law enforcement identify victims, find missing persons, and reveal perpetrators of crimes

02/21/2021

The mystery of the Appalachian hiker "Mostly Harmless"

UPDATE: Full story and video is here https://www.cbsnews.com/amp/news/solving-the-mystery-of-the-appalachian-hiker-mostly-harmless/

Get the full story of how the “Mostly Harmless” case was cracked!

Learn more about this case and others like it, at DNAsolves.com.

Montgomery County John Doe (2016) is Identified 02/12/2021

Montgomery County John Doe (2016) is Identified

We are excited to have been able to support Montgomery Forensic Services in identifying a man that was found in a Parkside reservoir in the The Woodlands, Texas, providing closure to his family. Thanks to everyone that supports our program, subscribes, or contributes DNA data. This is how these cases get solved.

Montgomery County John Doe (2016) is Identified Montgomery County Forensic Services Partners with Othram to Identify Montgomery County John Doe

Who is Christy Crystal Creek Doe? 02/08/2021

Who is Christy Crystal Creek Doe?

Christy Crystal Creek is the sole remaining unidentified Jane Doe victim of suspected serial killer Wayne Nance. In September 1985, a local hunter was tracking a bear he had shot in the woods south of Missoula, MT when he came upon a disturbing sight. On the hillside near Crystal Creek Road, the hunter found human skeletal remains. An initial investigation revealed that the remains belong to a female homicide victim. The case of death was two close range 0.32 caliber bullets to the skull. In February 2021, we teamed up with famed forensic artist Lois Gibson to produce an update forensic facial reconstruction. Please share this image in case that it might generate leads while we await DNA testing results.

Who is Christy Crystal Creek Doe? The Missoula County Sheriff’s Office is Partnering with Othram to Identify "Christy Crystal Creek" Doe

Mostly Harmless is Identified! 01/13/2021

Mostly Harmless is Identified!

The hiker known as "Mostly Harmless" has been identified and will be reunited with his family. We could not have hoped for a better outcome. Thanks to everyone that helped make this solve possible. Help us solve more cases. You can share your DNA data or you can subscribe to solve. Learn more at dnasolves.com.

Mostly Harmless is Identified! Collier County Sheriff's Office and Othram Have Identified Remains Found at Big Cypress National Preserve

Who is Sharkey County John Doe (2014)? 01/08/2021

Who is Sharkey County John Doe (2014)?

Seven years ago today, contractors working along a mid-central Mississippi creek discovered a skull, likely belonging to a young boy, in a drainage canal. Othram Inc. has been working with the Mississippi State Medical Examiner's Office and the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children to learn about who this young boy might be. Preliminary genetic analysis indicates the young boy was African American and that he likely has relatives from the same general area in Mississippi in which the skull was found. If you have tested with a consumer DNA testing company, you might be able to help identify the boy. Share your test data and spread the word. Learn more at DNASolves.

Who is Sharkey County John Doe (2014)? Mississippi State Medical Examiner's Office Teams with Othram to Identify a Young Boy Found in 2014

Who is McDonald County Grace Doe? 12/23/2020

Who is McDonald County Grace Doe?

We are really excited to announce that Southeast Missouri State University Anthropology is once again collaborating with Othram Inc. This time we are working to help solve the McDonald County Jane Doe known as “Grace Doe”. Thanks to generous gifts from donors who support experiential learning opportunities for Southeast students, the University Foundation has contributed $3000 toward funding the identification of Grace Doe. Special thanks to Dr. Jennifer Bengtson and her team of students that will provide support on the case. We are now 85% funded on this case.

Help us finish the campaign. Contribute to this case specifically, or subscribe to DNASolves and help fund this case and future cases that need funding.

Who is McDonald County Grace Doe? The McDonald County Sheriff’s Office in Missouri has Partnered with Othram to Identify Grace Doe

Who is McDonald County Grace Doe? 11/13/2020

Who is McDonald County Grace Doe?

This woman was sexually assaulted and murdered in McDonald County, Missouri. Named "Grace Doe", she was found, bound by rope, a few months after her death and she has never been identified. We are working with law enforcement to find out who she is and to reconnect her to family You can help! Visit the link to learn more how you can help solve this case.

Who is McDonald County Grace Doe? The McDonald County Sheriff’s Office has Partnered with Othram to Identify Grace Doe

A Nameless Hiker and the Case the Internet Can’t Crack 11/03/2020

A Nameless Hiker and the Case the Internet Can’t Crack

Do you know this man? WIRED editor Nicholas Thompson tells the story of "Mostly Harmless", a hiker who died on a trail and has never been identified. Many folks have met him, but no one knows his real name and no one has found his family. Othram is now using advanced DNA testing and genetic genealogy to help locate possible family. You can help. Spread the word, share his photo, and if you have ever tested with a consumer DNA testing company, you can share your genealogy data to see if you might be even remotely related.

https://www.wired.com/story/nameless-hiker-mostly-harmless-internet-mystery/#intcid=_wired-homepage-right-rail_40ee0fb1-608d-45d6-be02-a1680cbbe3c6_popular4-1

A Nameless Hiker and the Case the Internet Can’t Crack The man on the trail went by “Mostly Harmless." He was friendly and said he worked in tech. After he died in his tent, no one could figure out who he was.

Genetic sequencing helps identify Arkansas cold-case suspect 10/28/2020

Genetic sequencing helps identify Arkansas cold-case suspect

One evening in early 1974, the tranquility of a peaceful Montana community was shattered when five-year-old Siobhan disappeared while walking home from her friend’s house. Siobhan’s body was found two days later stuffed into a snowy culvert; she had been sexually assaulted and stabbed to death. This year we helped Missoula Law Enforcement and the FBI's Steve Kramer (of Golden State Killer fame) and Steve Busch solve the case. The perpetrator in this sex assault homicide is now being linked to other cases. We have to solve sex assault cases -- even if CODIS does not provide answers -- because often the perpetrator in one assault will be linked to other assaults. See the below story & video on more about the DNA technology used to help bring answers to this case.

Genetic sequencing helps identify Arkansas cold-case suspect LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – An update on a story from KARK first brought to you Monday. Richard William Davis of Cabot has been identified as a suspect in a 46-year-old Montana murder case, and it wa…

After 36 Years, Christine Jessop's Killer Has Been Identified 10/15/2020

After 36 Years, Christine Jessop's Killer Has Been Identified

The Toronto Police Service leveraged Othram's testing platform to identify Christine Jessop's killer. This is Othram's first (more to come) publicly announced involvement in a Canadian case.

More to come. The future of forensic science is here.

After 36 Years, Christine Jessop's Killer Has Been Identified Toronto Police Service uses Othram’s genetic testing platform to solve the 1984 abduction and murder of 9-year-old Christine Jessop

What happened to Brianna Maitland? 09/29/2020

What happened to Brianna Maitland?

On the morning of March 20, 2004, the Vermont State Police received a report of an abandoned car on the property known as the “Old Dutchburn Barn” in the town of Montgomery, Vermont. The car belonged to Brianna Maitland. Days later, her parents reported her missing and she has not been seen since. We are working with the Vermont State Police to re-examine evidence in the case in the hopes of generating new leads. Please spread the word and help support the case!

What happened to Brianna Maitland? Vermont State Police and Othram Partner to Investigate Brianna Maitland's Disappearance

09/22/2020

Big announcement coming!

Who is Galveston County John Doe (2020)? 09/05/2020

Who is Galveston County John Doe (2020)?

BREAKING UPDATE: Initial DNA analysis suggests a substantial part of the victim's ancestry is East African. Analysis further suggests that genetically, this individual could be Somali Bantu or Kenyan Bantu. Please help us get the word out in the Houston area. Someone is missing their loved one. You can also help by uploading your DNA profile or helping us fund this case.

Who is Galveston County John Doe (2020)? Galveston Medical Examiner's Office Partners with Othram to Identify Remains Found on the Beach

Cold Cases Heat Up with New Forensic DNA Methods 09/01/2020

Cold Cases Heat Up with New Forensic DNA Methods

A great story in the September 2020 issue of Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News featuring photos of our team hard at work. We are building a future where repeat crime will converge on extinction. Join us!

Cold Cases Heat Up with New Forensic DNA Methods Piecing together DNA clues, including those from adverse samples, is getting easier thanks to new sequencing techniques, better sample tracking, and genomic databases that facilitate genealogical analysis.

Deceased Hiker Update — August 2020 08/25/2020

Deceased Hiker Update — August 2020

In July, we teamed up with Collier County Sheriff's Office to help connect Unidentified male hiker Ben Bilemy 2018 to his family. Below is an update from law enforcement. Keep following along with this case and others at DNASolves.com.

Deceased Hiker Update — August 2020 In this episode of Sworn Statement, we answer some commonly asked questions about forensic genealogy after the agency announced it would be partnering with Othram labs to use this technology in the ca

Who is Pecos Jane Doe? 08/18/2020

Who is Pecos Jane Doe?

Help us in our latest case with Pecos Police Department & National Center for Missing & Exploited Children, to identify this young woman who was found drowned in a motel pool back in 1966 in West Texas.

Who is Pecos Jane Doe? Othram, Pecos PD and the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children Team to Identify Pecos Jane Doe

DNASolves - Lake Stickney Doe Identified After 26 Years! 08/12/2020

DNASolves - Lake Stickney Doe Identified After 26 Years!

Snohomish County Sheriff's Office, Snohomish County Medical Examiner's Office, and Othram, worked together to identify a homicide victim found in Lake Stickney over 25 years ago. There was very little human DNA evidence left, an amount equivalent to about 20 human cells.

DNASolves - Lake Stickney Doe Identified After 26 Years! Snohomish County Sheriff's and Medical Examiner's Office Partner with Othram to Identify Lake Stickney John Doe

08/11/2020

The Othram Inc. team is excited to share that a case we helped solve will be announced Wednesday. Stay tuned for more details!!

08/03/2020

OTHRAM INC - (DNASolves) 🧬 in The Woodlands, Texas!

Working with Law Enforcement to restore names to Jane & John Does.

Used in the Unidentified Hiker “Mostly Harmless / Ben Bilemy” case. Read the story here: https://dnasolves.com/articles/big_cypress_remains

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🕵️ Durham Jane Doe - link below: https://dnasolves.com/articles/durham_storage_unit_remains
🕵️ Galveston John Doe - link below: https://dnasolves.com/articles/galveston_beach_remains

DNASolves - Who is Durham Jane Doe (2016)? 07/27/2020

DNASolves - Who is Durham Jane Doe (2016)?

We are working to help Durham PD identifying this young woman. Her remains were found in a storage unit. Who is she and how did she end up in the storage unit? Please help us get the word out!

DNASolves - Who is Durham Jane Doe (2016)? Durham PD is working with Othram to Identify a Jane Doe Whose Skeletal Remains Were Found in a Storage Unit

07/27/2020

Our team is excited to announce the start of a campaign for a new case tomorrow. Stay tuned for more details!

DNASolves 07/18/2020

DNASolves

Many people met this hiker in Florida and no one knows who he is. Now, after two years of searching for clues, we are teaming up with Collier County Sheriff's Office to use advanced DNA testing to determine who he was or who is nearest relatives are... and you can HELP!

DNASolves A DNA Database for Solving Crime

DNASolves 07/13/2020

DNASolves

We are helping the Galveston Police Department identify a young man who was found on the beach. Learn more about one of our latest cases below.

Full story: https://dnasolves.com/articles/galveston_beach_remains

DNASolves A DNA Database for Solving Crime

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