, 2022-09-07 08:01:31,
Investigators in Georgia have used genealogy DNA testing to determine the killer of a Michigan woman who vanished more than three decades ago.
Stacey Lyn Chahorski of Norton Shores, Michigan, was reported missing in January 1989. But it wasn’t until earlier this year that authorities confirmed through a new type of genealogy investigation that a body found in Georgia’s Dade County in December 1988 belonged to Chahorski. Now, that same technology has been used to identify her killer as Henry Fredrick “Hoss” Wise, officials with the Georgia Bureau of Investigation and the Federal Bureau of Investigation announced Tuesday.
Wise, a stunt driver, was burned to death in a car accident at Myrtle Beach Speedway in South Carolina in 1999. He would have been 34 at the time of Chahorski’s murder, according to a press release from the GBI.
“This case is key because it’s the first time that we know of that investigative genealogy was used to identify both the victim and the killer in the same case,” FBI Special Agent in Charge of the Atlanta Field Office Keri Farley said at a press conference.
On Dec. 16, 1988, Chahorski’s body — unidentified at that time — was discovered on I-59 in Dade County, Georgia, about 5 miles from the Alabama state line.
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