Cold Case Resolved Through DNA; Forgotten Cemetery

At last week’s SGS meeting, Ray Plummery provided us with a “walk through” of his work with the John and Jane Doe DNA project and showed us how DNA is being utilized in resolving missing persons cases. Jacquie Beveridge shares a link to a recent story from KMTR Channel 16 of a 50-year old cold case recently resolved through DNA.

Forgotten Pennsylvania Cemetery

Mount Moriah Cemetery was once the city’s largest cemetery and the final resting place of 90,000 individuals, including veterans from the Civil, Revolutionary, WWI and II, Korean and Vietnam Wars. Years have passed with a lack of maintenance and grave markers have become difficult, if not impossible to locate due to overgrown grass, weeds and debris, with landmarks and monuments fallen over. SGS member Karen Childs shares the story (and hope for restoration efforts) HERE.

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