Rockne Harmon to present forensic science lecture on familial DNA

Penn State
In the lecture, Harmon will discuss “familial searches” of DNA databases to solve the most serious cold, or unsolved, cases involving rape and homicide. He will explain how he developed a highly successful protocol for solving cold cases using DNA typing, and how he was the driving force behind the California attorney general’s decision to implement familial DNA searching in California that led to the arrest of the “Grim Sleeper” serial killer in 2010.