Using Search Warrants On Commercial DNA Databases

Posted by Christine Burke on Thursday, August 18, 2022 Under: DNA Databases

What does walking the talk have to do with a search warrant on a commercial DNA database vendor? EVERYTHING.

You see, when I was a detective one of my first search warrants (what was I thinking) was on a retired U.S. Attorney's home, going after his wife and her misdeeds. Yes! I not only got the warrant, but I got the goods and the wife got what was coming to her. What I didn't get was overturned. Heck, I don't even think it was challenged.

Now, doing Forensic Investigative Genetic Genealogy work, we have a few teams that don't like to play ball. This is unfortunate. While they talk all about ancestry, heritage, reuniting people, and all their support of finding family, what they don't talk about are the family members are left to mourn loved ones who are victims of crime and how many unidentified family members remain in morgues. Yes, I went there. Because it's true.

What does this have to do with your investigation? Let's t craft a search warrant to get what you need. Because it's in there, and after all, we are all related.

I was taught in the academy to never give up. I bring that conviction to you in the form of my search warrant consultation where we, together, discuss what's available in these databases that will provide more help to find your match.

Maybe you are looking for someone to do better relative matching or you'd like training for your department to do the Genetic Genealogy in-house. I'd love to hear from you!

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