Dallas County John Doe “Sandie” – Iowa 1987

Redgrave Research Forensic Services is collaborating with funeral director Lanae Strovers with permission from the Dallas County Medical Examiner’s office to attempt to determine the identity of Dallas County John Doe, nicknamed “Sandie”, whose remains were cremated. Dr. Samantha Blatt of Idaho State University, an expert on bone histology and microscopy with special expertise in … Read more

Baby Jane II – Jackson County, Mississippi 1988

New case announcement: Baby Jane II Press release text and photo via Jackson County Sheriff’s Department: 33 years after the autopsy was performed on a newborn baby girl found in the Pascagoula River, Jackson County Sheriff’s Investigators exhumed her body Wednesday, June 30. On June 28,1988, two men fishing in the Pascagoula River near the … Read more

Identified: Derek and David D’Alton, formerly “The Babes in the Woods” – Stanley Park, Vancouver 1953

Case Update February 15 2022 – Nearly 70 years ago, on January 15th, 1953, a Vancouver Parks Board employee discovered the skeletal remains of two young children near Beaver Lake in Stanley Park in the City of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. It is estimated that their bodies had been there for at least five years. … Read more

Preble County “Penny” Jane Doe, Eaton Ohio 1968

Redgrave Research Forensic Services has taken on the case of Preble County Jane Doe (NamUs #UP55702). Working with Detective Adam Turner of the Shelby Ohio Police Department, we are preparing to perform forensic genetic genealogy in an attempt to discover her identity. Detective Turner has nicknamed her “Preble County Penny”. Case Synopsis On May 25, … Read more

Mary Jane Vangilder

Shelby, Ohio Cold Case Detective Adam Turner is a graduate of FG4LE and a forensic genetic genealogy intern with Redgrave Research. He has been finding and ruling out Jane Does as potential matches to Mary Jane Vangilder, a woman who went missing in 1945. As Jane Does get ruled out, we can then offer our … Read more

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