Skip to comments.Wedding DJ Who Killed, Raped Teacher in 1992 Caught After Sister Uploads DNA to Genealogy Site
Posted on 01/11/2019 6:00:01 PM PST by lowbridge
A Pennsylvania wedding DJ admitted Tuesday to raping and strangling to death an elementary school teacher whose 26-year cold case was solved with help from DNA submitted to a genealogy database by his half-sister.
In court Tuesday, Raymond Rowe, 50, pleaded guilty to first-degree murder in the death of 25-year-old Christy Mirack, online court records show.
Rowe went by the stage name DJ Freez and claimed on his now-defunct website he worked as a DJ for celebrities such as Paris Hilton and Brooke Hogan, as well as at events featuring Sting, The Eagles and Kenny Kravitz.
He was sentenced to life in prison without parole.
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I’m glad he was caught but am I the only one creeped out by how these geneology sites seem to be front operations for Big Brother?
[ Im glad he was caught but am I the only one creeped out by how these geneology sites seem to be front operations for Big Brother? ]
Nope, I am too, and with the upcoming inevitable CW-II....
It is something to be very paranoid about.
Wait a minute. Did she do the cop’s job?
Well... thanks for letting the cat out of the bag. : )
If you look into how they are setup it makes more sense. Imagine if fingerprint database was publicly searcheable online. So you’re a detective, and it’s a slow day. Start comparing fingerprints lifted from a crime scene at one of the sites. If you find a match, bully for you. What’s cool is police departments that save evidence carefully over the years can solve all kinds of crimes now. So stuff they didn’t necessarily realize would be useful, it was a good thing they saved it anyway. There’s probably quite a few bad guys out there sweating these days.
Agreed, you could eventually be tracked and your DNA analyzed opening you up for precrimes just because some relative saw that 23andme commercial.
Not at all.
If you create an account anywhere and supply some information, you can change the password, or dump the email address. In short, you can pretty much undo it.
As soon as you release biometric information, it's in the wild and you can't "undo it," no matter the risk or downside.
You can't change your DNA, eye scans, or fingerprints (or whatever biometrics they're developing now).
Too late for that. BB I’m sure has your dental and medical records on access. Remember the first years of obamacare..
... but am I the only one creeped out by how these geneology sites seem to be front operations for Big Brother?
Seems to be?
Semi decent rocker who had a couple minor “hits” in the ‘80’s.
OOPS, didn’t notice the typo. Lenny... LOL
Not at all.
It has become obvious that DNA records are readily available to Government agencies and large corporations engaged in mass surveillance of the general population. If there are any adverse circumstances or conditions that can be correlated with your DNA, that information can and will be used against you to the benefit of those organizations.
Common wisdom is that rapists/murderers do it again and again and again.
All these dna hits seem to be showing us that its not always so.
Finger print evidence was not needed but presented. The FP expert was noting six points for a match.
My brain was questioning why there was not a exact match for the whole print, and this was not questioned in court.
I note that most all examples of finger print matches are for so many (usually 6-8) points but never a exact match.
They do ask you if it’s ok to use your DNA in criminal investigations.
No, you’re not.
I have some personal reasons I’d like to try the genealogy sites, but the whole Big Brother thing weirds me out.
No, they had the guys DNA and they had been continually looking for a DNA match for years. But one day, his sister put her DNA on a web site. Now she was close enough to her brother's that the police then got DNA from the killer. His DNA matched that found at the murder scene. Hello prison!
It doesn't seem she realized that her DNA would eventually nail her brother. The fact that they kept checking means that the cops never quit.
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