The CBS News show ’48 Hours’ aired a one-hour special Saturday night called “The DNA of a Killer: Who Killed Angie Dodge?”
Here is a brief introduction to the episode along with a link to the entire show.
Nearly two decades after 18-year-old Angie Dodge was brutally murdered in her Idaho Falls apartment, police were still hunting for the killer who left his DNA at the crime scene, while a man who did not match the DNA was serving a 30-year sentence for participating in the crime.
In 2014, Idaho Falls Police took a new and very controversial approach to try to find a match to that DNA. They searched a public DNA database owned by Ancestry.com, hoping to find someone related to Angie’s killer.
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They got a close enough match to make them think they had found the killer’s family tree – and there they found what they believed to be their man: a young New Orleans filmmaker who happened to have produced a short film about a girl’s brutal death.
But was he?
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