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Advancements in DNA technology led to identifying a body found nearly 40 years ago

Othaniel Ames

EVERETT, November 10, 2022—Today, the Snohomish County Medical Examiner Office’s (SCMEO) staff announced the identification of “I-5 Stilly Doe,” an individual who had been found in the Stillaguamish River over 40 years ago, as Othaniel Philip Ames. It was just an average day when Kay Thomas checked her voicemail after work but one message, in […]

Retired Detective Jim Scharf to speak on DNA and cold cases

jim scharf

LYNNWOOD, Wash., October 17. 2022—The public is invited to join Detective Jim Scharf as he discusses solving a 1987 double homicide case using genetic genealogy. His focus will be on the Jay Cook and Tanya Van Cuylenborg case. This program is free and open to the public. The event will take place at the Lynnwood-Alderwood […]

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