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Thursday, August 14 2014, 03:12 PM EDT
Cold Case: DNA Now Pulled From Fetus Found in Water Treatment Facility
DAYTON -- A fetus found a decade ago in the Waste Water Treatment is a cold case in the city of Dayton.

Investigators recently came across the 2004 file and found that a DNA profile was never done, according to a Dayton Police report. With updated DNA technologies, the department is moving forward to update the unsolved file. The Montgomery County Coroner's Office was able to pull a DNA sample to enter into its local profile database.

"The profile from the fetus could be entered into the quota database as unidentified human remains," said Denise Rankin, assistant Director for Montgomery County Coroner's Office.

A Dayton Police report indicates the fetus was found at 1825 South Broadway by a water treatment employee who found the fetus trapped in a converter screen. The fetus was too large to pass through their system. The case dates back November of 2004.

A Montgomery County Coroner's report indicates the fetus was approximately eight inches long.

With new technology, the DNA may be able to provide a hit in the future if a direct family member's DNA was pulled too.

"We could also compare the profile of the fetus to known persons who might think they are relatives of that," said Rankin.

Rankin said there are a number of new technologies in recent years to help with profiling the fetus.




Cold Case: DNA Now Pulled From Fetus Found in Water Treatment Facility

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