Cold cases

  • Cold cases,  Crimes,  Forensics,  Genetic Genealogy

    Unraveling the Past: 10 Cold Cases Solved by Genetic Genealogy

    In the world of criminal justice, the use of genetic genealogy has revolutionized the way cold cases are being solved. By leveraging DNA evidence and family trees, law enforcement agencies have successfully unraveled mysteries that have remained unsolved for decades. From identifying unidentified individuals to solving long-standing murder cases, forensic genetic genealogy has emerged as a powerful tool in solving violent crimes and providing closure to families. This article delves into 10 compelling cold cases that were cracked open by the innovative application of genetic genealogy, shedding light on the remarkable impact of this cutting-edge technique in unraveling the past and bringing justice to the victims and their loved ones.…

  • Cold cases,  Crimes,  USA

    Ylenia Carrisi And The Shattered American Dream

    Ylenia Carrisi was a 23-year-old Italian woman who disappeared in New Orleans on January 6, 1994, a week after arriving in the city. For almost thirty years, the Italian and American authorities have been at a dead end. A runaway, a bad date, the intervention of a serial killer – the hypotheses are numerous. Ylenia Carrisi, a talented young woman Born in Rome on November 29, 1970, Ylenia Carrisi is not just anyone. She is the daughter of the famous Italian singing couple Al Bano and Romina Power. They are the performers of the worldwide hit Felicità, which made the world dance in 1982. As a child, Ylenia chose to…

  • Cold cases,  Mysteries

    The Disappearance Of The Méchinaud Family, Analysis Of France’s Longest-Running Cold Case

    The Cold Cases Department, that has no equivalent in the world and which came into being in March 2022, has in its files the Méchinaud case, France’s oldest cold case. The parents and their two children disappeared on December 25, 1972, after a New Year’s Eve party with friends in Cognac. Five decades later, there is no trace of the Méchinaud family. The Méchinauds’ last Christmas Eve On December 24, 1972, the entire Méchinaud family travelled from their home in Boutiers-Saint Trojan, Charente, to Cognac to celebrate New Year’s Eve with their friends. At around one o’clock in the morning, after a pleasant evening, Jacques, 31, Pierrette, 29, and their…

  • Cold cases,  DNA,  Genetics

    Why Is Genetic Genealogy Revolutionizing Crime Solving?

    The combination of genealogy and genetics opens up immense possibilities for investigators Genealogy attracts millions of enthusiasts worldwide. Over the past few years, this discipline has long been the preserve of aficionados spending hours consulting civil registries, but the arrival on the market of operators such as Ancestry, MyHeritage and LivingDNA has made it possible to explore immense genealogical resources, with the growing number of users of DNA sampling kits among the general public. In addition to their ethnic background, customers can access huge genealogical databases, which are updated daily with new profiles. On this basis, American investigators have, since 2018, resorted to genetic genealogy, a method increasingly used in…