The police have finally managed to find out who the woman who was found dead in California in 1986 was. Now they have to solve a new mystery.
– Someone killed Claudette, the police in San Diego write in a press release on Tuesday.
Here they reveal that they have received the answer to a mystery they have been investigating since February 1986, when a young woman was found dead near a campsite on a reservation in Warner Springs, California.
The police have – until now – not been able to find out who the woman was.
With the help of technology investigative genetic genealogy investigative genetic genealogyThe technology, which is often called IGG, combines DNA analysis with genealogical research, and is used around the world to solve criminal cases. The method involves uploading a victim’s or suspect’s DNA to genealogy sites, with the hope of connecting them to people who have voluntarily submitted their DNA to those sites. they have now been able to identify the woman as Claudette Jean Zebolsky Powers. She was born in Michigan in 1962, and moved to San Diego in 1983 or 1984. Her family has not heard from her since September 1984, writes CBS News.
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The family with prayer
– This has been very tough for our family. Someone knows what happened. A neighbor, someone who knew her knows what happened. If you are still alive and know what happened to her, please come forward,” Power’s sister Laura Freese said in a statement on behalf of the family.
Now, however, one big question remains: Who killed the woman? To find the answer, the police have set about creating a timeline of Power’s life, Tim Chantler of the local police tells local KFMB-TV.
– It took 37 years to identify who she was, to solve that mystery. Now we have to reconstruct her entire life. Where she lived, where she worked and who she knew. Did she date anyone? Who were her friends?
– It’s a completely new mystery, unlike the one we just solved.
Man found dead in the same area
As part of the investigation, police are investigating the discovery of another dead person in the same area around the same time. The man who was found dead has not been identified.
– The cases may be related, the police say in the press release.
The technology Investigative Genetic Genealogy, or IGG, combines DNA analysis with family research, and is used around the world to solve criminal cases.
The so-called Golden State Killer, Joseph DeAngelo, was identified using this method. Investigators identified DeAngelo after DNA recovered from the crime scene matched genetic material from one of his relatives, who authorities said was listed on a genealogy site.
Published: 26/05/23 at 01:42