Daily Archives: November 11, 2019

The Australian peering into the mind of America’s worst serial killer

There have been several advances in DNA technology over Williamson’s career, but she says a recent “gamechanger” has been the growth of genetic genealogy services used to trace family trees. They allow investigators to identify criminals among the relatives of those who upload their DNA profiles.
Joseph DeAngelo, the so-called Golden State Killer, was arrested in April 2018 after police used public genealogy databases to link him to DNA from the crime scenes.
While there are obvious privacy concerns about the practice, Williamson says it is invaluable in solving crimes and providing justice to victims’ families.
“There are 240,000 unsolved homicides in this country and that is too many,” she says. “Everyone’s story deserves an ending.”

Richard Wilbern Found Guilty In 2003 Xerox Federal Credit Union Robbery

The verdict is the culmination of an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, under the direction of Special Agent in Charge Gary Loeffert; the Webster Police Department, under the direction of Chief Joseph P. Rieger, the New York State Police, under the direction of Major Eric Laughton, the Monroe County Sheriff’s Department, under the direction of Todd Baxter, the Rochester Police Department, under
the direction of Chief La’Ron Singletary, the United States Marshals Service, under the direction of Charles Salina, and the Monroe County District Attorney’s Office, under the direction of Sandra Doorley.