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Christine Jessop, Toronto 1984

Today, the killer of 9 year old Christine Jessop was publicly identified during a press conference held by Toronto Police Department as Calvin Hoover, who died in 2015. The Redgraves are honored to have led the forensic genetic genealogical effort for Othram to present a candidate for identification to the Toronto Police. Our genealogy team … Read more

Tintype Mystery Skull

Why is there a skull in this family photo album? Redgrave Research Forensic Services unravels the mystery.

Thanks to librarians Kristin Parker Dhabolt and Nikki Hentz for bringing us this mystery, the Parker family, guest researcher Jen Morley, and the consulting anthropologists including Dr. Amy Michael, Amber Plemmons and Kelly Kamnikar.

Travis Kingsberry – wrongful conviction

We were contacted by Travis Kingsberry, who was convicted of homicide on May 16, 2017 in Henderson, NC for the 2009 shooting death of Montrell Alston.  He is currently serving a life sentence with no possibility of parole.  We were asked to provide our expert assessment of the documentation of DNA evidence relating to this … Read more

Finley Creek Jane Doe 1978 Elgin OR

Anthony Redgrave was approached by the Finley Creek Jane Doe Task Force and asked to create forensic art from photos of skeletal remains found in 1978 in Elgin, OR.  The image was released on May 5, 2020.  Thank you to Dr. Amy Michael for consulting with Anthony on this reconstruction. Please follow these links for … Read more

John Doe 1979 Charleston, Missouri

We were honored to be the forensic genealogists selected to assist in the resolution of this case. We are respecting the family’s privacy and would like to extend our condolences to them. Media: Radio Podcast, 2 Mar 2020: Going Public: Southeast Anthropology Professor And Her Students Are Working To Solve A Mystery Press Release, 13 Feb … Read more

Joseph Henry Loveless

In 1979, the dismembered remains of a man were found in a cave in Idaho.  40 years later, he was identified using forensic genealogy.  The Redgraves led the genealogy team for this case at the DNA Doe Project.  This case was brought to the DNA Doe Project by Dr. Amy Michael and Dr. Samantha Blatt of Idaho State University.

Forensic art by Anthony Redgrave.

Read more below and watch the press conference about this amazing case.

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Raymond Green

On November 5, 1978, Donna Green’s five-day-old son was abducted from their home in Georgia.  Since then, she has been seeking any means available by which she might be able to locate Raymond Jr. Many people have suggested that Donna should be sure to take DNA tests. Donna’s story has been featured on The Fall … Read more

Evaluation and facial approximation of Zaza Ink’s medical specimen skeleton

For this project, our team evaluated a tattoo shop’s privately collected medical specimen skeleton for age, sex and ancestry estimates, and then began to create a facial approximation of the individual. See the time lapse video on Zaza Ink’s facebook page! Click the images below to see them full-size Dr. Amy Michael used reference materials … Read more

The Belle in the Well

Louise Peterson’s high school photo, the only known photo of her in life In 2019, The DNA Doe Project solved their hardest case to date.  Lee and Anthony Redgrave, team leaders for this DNA Doe Project case at the time, traveled to Ironton, Ohio to c0-present at a press conference revealing the identity of Louise … Read more