The identification of rapists and murderers who would have escaped justice if not for the use of a revolutionary new tool called, “investigative genetic genealogy.”


IGG is the same method used by millions of adoptees, family historians, and genealogists all over the world to find birth families and build family trees by submitting their DNA profiles to family-matching databases.


GedMatch and FamilyTreeDNA family-matching databases are free for use by anyone who has taken a DNA test at Ancestry, 23andMe, and MyHeritage. 


Law enforcement's ability to upload DNA profiles from crimes scenes of murder, sexual assault, kidnapping, and unidentified victims of violent crime to these sites for potential familial matches is a groundbreaking tool helping to solve decades old cold cases.

Missing Link?
Your Sister.


Since the arrest of the Golden State Killer suspect in 2018, dozens of suspected killers and rapists have been identified, arrested, charged, and prosecuted using investigative genetic genealogy.


Most were living ordinary lives and hiding in plain sight...


Raymond Rowe

GUILTY:  Sexual Assault and Murder of 25-year-old

schoolteacher Christy Mirack in 1992

“Shocked...he was very friendly, accommodating....made a good impression...very polite...serious about his work. He loved talking to people about music."


Friends of Raymond Rowe


Sexual Assault and Murder of

11-year-old Linda O'Keefe in 1973

“He seemed like a good guy...I had no indication he was capable of anything even 10 steps less than this, which just shows you what you don’t know.”

Neighbor of James Allen Neal

James Allen Neal




Grandparent - Police Officer - Church Leader - Tech Executive

Truck Driver - Father - Mother - Neighbor - Friend

Murder and Rape Suspects


MISSION: The Institute for DNA Justice was formed to educate the public about the value of investigative genetic genealogy (IGG) as a revolutionary new tool to identify, arrest, and convict violent criminals, deter violent crime, exonerate the innocent, encourage the 26 million Americans who have taken a DNA test to become genetic witnesses by participating in publicly available family-matching databases working with law enforcement using IGG, and to promote the adoption of industry leading best practices guidelines surrounding its use by law enforcement agencies around the country.

BOARD MEMBERS:  Paul Holes, Host, DNA of Murder, Oxygen, Anne Marie Schubert, District Attorney, Sacramento County, Heidi Miller, daughter of murder victim Sherry Black, Jill Spriggs, Past President, American Society of Crime Laboratory Directors, Gregory Totten, District Attorney, Ventura County, Greg Miller, former CEO and current Board Member of the Larry H. Miller Group of Companies which owns the Utah Jazz.

Institute for DNA Justice is a 501(c)(3)

My Daddy is a Killer

After a childhood of moving quickly from place to place each time her father found her mother and sisters, and using an assumed name in school, she grew up into a beautiful, kind woman with a family of her own. 


She cries when she thinks about what she, her mother, and sisters endured at the hands of her father. He would tied them up with ropes. He took her mother to the place he says he killed a 15-year-old girl and dumped her into a lake. He was never convicted of that crime, but later murdered his own father, only to be found not guilty by reason of insanity.

She promised her mother she would find justice for her, and for the countless victims they believe he murdered during his lifetime. She has accumulated stacks of police and court records, traced his steps as best she could.


When she visited him at a lock-down medical facility before his death, she would pick up cigarette butts that had his DNA on it.  She, surreptitiously, recorded conversations with him.  He talked non-stop, always in riddles, dropping hints, clever with his words, teasing and taunting.  

Today, she is a genetic witness.  She hopes her DNA will help solve decades-old cold cases in Oakland County, Michigan. Atlanta, Georgia. San Francisco, California, and bring justice to her father's victims and their families.



If you're one of the 26 million Americans have taken a DNA test at Ancestry, 23andMe, or MyHeritage, you can help law enforcement solve cold cases, identify victims of violent crimes, put murders and rapists behind bars, bring justice to families, and help exonerate innocent suspects.  BECOME A GENETIC WITNESS.

Please click on BOTH links below to upload your existing DNA profile into these family-matching databases for FREE.  Thank you.


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