January 4, 2023

Beyond the Golden State Killer: How New Genetic Technology Helps Solve Cold Cases

Written by Diane Castañeda

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"DNA is the greatest tool ever to find the truth"
Brett Williams
Bryan Miller

Bryan Miller interviews Brett Williams, CEO of the tech company Verogen, and Anne-Marie Schubert, former Sacramento District Attorney. These two guests might seem like an odd choice to be interviewed together, but Verogen is leading the way for genetic genealogy to help solve cold cases, exonerate the innocent, and identify human remains in places like war zones, conflict areas, and natural disaster recovery. This is the perfect intersection of tech and policy.

In this episode, Brett describes how genetic technology works and can be used. Anne-Marie tells us how she used the technology to solve, and successfully prosecute, two high-profile cases.. Yes, she is going to talk about the Golden State Killer! So tune in! 

“I got my first DNA case in 1994, my case involved a serial rapist, and that was in the early days of DNA. One of the things that I have learned, 25-28 years ago, is that DNA is the greatest tool ever to find the truth, no matter where it leads us.” - Anne Marie.

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