Familial DNA Searching Wins Over Skeptics, Solves Cases

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A man roamed Sacramento for six years, raping women as they walked to work or headed home in the dark. To keep them from fighting back, he smashed their heads with rocks and wrapped his hands around their necks. He threatened some with a gun. Police were unable to identify him even though they had his DNA from the crimes. Desperate for a break, they checked a database of convicted felons, but came up empty-handed. Finally, they searched for . . .

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