Investigators turn to genetic genealogy to identify girl’s remains found in Rosedale dumpster – Toronto
, 2022-12-22 16:34:36,
Nearly eight months after the badly decomposed remains of a young girl were found in a dumpster in the driveway of a Rosedale home under construction, police are hopeful genetic genealogy will help them solve the mystery of the child’s identity.
Insp. Hank Idsinga, who oversees the homicide and missing persons unit for the Toronto Police Service, says investigators are now running the child’s DNA in an effort to figure out who she is.
Genetic genealogy is credited with the recent arrest of Joseph Sutherland, 61, charged with the murders of Susan Tice and Erin Gilmour, two women strangled to death and sexually assaulted in Toronto four months apart in 1983.
“We’re making some headway with that but again, it could take a year, it could take two years. We still don’t know who she is. We will find out who she is. I have no doubt about it,” Idsinga said about the process of analyzing the child’s DNA and trying to match it to family members who have sent their DNA to family genealogy websites.
Idsinga told Global News in a year-end interview that the case has been time-consuming as officers with the…
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