DNA Database Search for Relatives of Serial Killer Turns Up No Leads
A DNA search for relatives of a serial killer ended Tuesday with no new leads.
An earlier search of millions of genetic profiles in crime databases did not provide a link to the killer, so police sought a search for the killer’s relatives. Aides to California Attorney General Jerry Brown raised constitutional concerns, but he cleared the way for the familial search, the story says.
The search for relatives was limited to the California felons database since the FBI bars such searches of its records. Denver District Attorney Mitchell Morrissey says the FBI should lift its ban. “This murderer may have a relative in a DNA database in another state,” he told the Los Angeles Times.