Daily Archives: January 8, 2019

Defense: Other partner killed McStays, buried them in desert

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. — Greed, debt and a gambling problem drove a Southern California man to kill his business partner’s family with a sledgehammer and bury their bodies in the desert, prosecutors said Monday.

Genealogy database, gum help convict DJ in ‘92 killing

LANCASTER, Pa. — A popular Pennsylvania DJ has pleaded guilty to raping and strangling a schoolteacher in 1992 after being identified as a suspect as a result of DNA a relative submitted to a genealogy database.

Found in a cave in Northwest Alaska, an ancient tooth offers insights into the first inhabitants of the Americas

A paper published in 2018 analyzes the oldest ancient human remains found in the Arctic: a 9,000-year-old child’s tooth.
The tooth was discovered, and forgotten, way back in 1949 at Trail Creek Caves, right outside the community of Deering. Jeff Rasic, an archaeologist working with the National Park Service, told KNOM what makes its rediscovery so special.