Golden State Killer: Police using genealogy website wrongly identified innocent man in nursing home as suspect

Golden State Killer: Police using genealogy website wrongly identified innocent man in nursing home as suspectDetectives hunting the Golden State Killer used information from genealogy websites that led them to wrongly identify an elderly nursing home patient as a suspect in the case. An Oregon police officer working at the request of California investigators persuaded a judge to order a 73-year-old man to provide a DNA sample in March 2017, according to newly-released court records. The man was identified as a suspect after authorities found a rare genetic marker in 30-year-old samples of the killer’s DNA, before searches of a genealogy website led them to one of his relatives.



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