How familial DNA trapped a murderer for the first time

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Gladys Godfrey was raped and murdered in her bungalow in Mansfield, Nottinghamshire / familiy photo

The pioneering technique used to identify a British widow’s sadistic killer has led to hundreds of crimes being solved around the world, BBC News reports. How was familial DNA searching used to catch a murderer for the first time, 15 years ago, and more recently the suspected Golden State Killer?

WARNING: This account includes some graphic descriptions of violent crimes

Gladys Godfrey’s murder left people from her community in fear, and it shocked even seasoned detectives working on the case.

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