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Police in Wichita explore use of genetic genealogy databases


January 24, 2020

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Police in Wichita are looking into using genetic genealogy databases to help solve cold murder and rape cases.

Capt. Jeff Weible said the department isn't ready to decide whether it will use the technique, which has revolutionized cold-case investigations across the U.S. while also raising legal and privacy concerns.

But to help find out how the technique could be used, the department co-hosted a two-day training conference on it this week. The Wichita Eagle reported that it drew more than 60 people from law enforcement agencies and other organizations in Kansas, Wyo...

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