DNA has been the single most valuable tool in solving crimes in the last century. Genetic evidence has proven capable of solving crimes that have been unsolved for decades but the problem is often how to get the DNA needed to solve those crimes. It’s not enough for a criminal to leave evidence at a scene, law enforcement needs something to match it to. Enter the genealogy industry. So many people in recent years have been voluntarily uploading their own DNA information to public websites that law enforcement has been able to solve literally dozens of once unsolvable crimes.
This is an encore of one of our previous lists, as presented by our YouTube host Simon Whistler. Read the full list!