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Friday, 30 March 2012

New DNA tecnology may help identify 3 victims of the Green River Killer

Green River killer Gary Ridgway left an array of victims on his killing spree. In 1983 Gary Ridgway pleaded guilty to murdering 48 women in the 1980s and 1990s.
All of the victims were identified, all but 3 that still remained unidentified today. Two of the victimes were located in Aurburn and Burein during the early 1980s. The third set of remains were located many years later in 2003 in Kent.
Bode Technology of Lorton, Va, have been able to extract a DNA profile using new DNA technology.

These 3 victims have remained unidentified but with the newly extracted DNA profiles maybe not for long. Clicking on the case numbers will direct you to more detailed information including who and where to contact if you recognise any of the victims.

source information

  • Estimated age: 12 - 18 years old (at closest estimate, 15 years old)
  • Approximate Height and Weight: 5'3"-5'9"; 110-130 lbs.
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Brown hair. She was probably left-handed, and she had a healed skull fracture on her left temple.
  • Dentals: Available
  • DNA: mtDNA Available 
  • Case No: 97UFWA

  • Estimated age: 18 - 28 years old
  • Approximate Height and Weight: 5'0 - 5'4"; 120 - 140 lbs.
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Her weight, hair color and eye color are undetermined due to skeletal remains.
  • Dentals: Available                     IDENTIFIED
  • Other: mtDNA available
  • Case No: 99UFWA

  • Estimated age: 14 - 19 years old
  • Approximate Height and Weight: 5'4"-5'8"; 120-145 lbs
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Her weight, hair color and eye color are undetermined.
  • Dentals: Available
  • DNA: Available
  • Case No: 98UFWA

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