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From: Mark Jost <>
Subject: Re: [DNA] Police debate use of family DNA to ID suspects
Date: Wed, 10 Feb 2010 16:29:09 -0600

Here was a different twist to the use of "Familial DNA" .

Bind, Torture, Kill: The BTK Investigation

"It was one thing to identify a suspect in the case, but it was
something else to advance that person to the level of primary suspect.
With additional investigation required for an arrest, there was
concern about the possibility of alerting the suspect. A quiet but
intensive background investigation on Rader was initiated and members
of the task force conceived a unique approach to identifying Dennis
Rader as a suspect using DNA from one of his two adult children.

The task force obtained a subpoena for his daughter’s medical records.
As a result of that subpoena, a biological sample was located, and on
February 22 the sample was taken to the KBI lab for DNA analysis. The
results showed that BTK was indeed the biological father of Rader’s

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