Genetic genealogy helps ID victim of Green River Killer

first_imgSEATTLE (AP) — Authorities in Washington state say genetic genealogy has helped identify the youngest known victim of one of the nation’s most prolific serial killers. The remains of 14-year-old Wendy Stephens were found nearly 37 years ago near a baseball field. Gary Ridgway, the Green River Killer, has pleaded guilty to murdering 49 women and girls in the 1980s. Four of them were unidentified, including Stephens. Researchers at the DNA Doe Project helped with the identification. The project uses publicly available DNA databases to locate relatives of unknown crime victims. The King County Sheriff’s Office in Seattle said Monday that Stephens had run away from her home in Denver in 1983.last_img

Getting familiar with your Foundation – Jenni Speth

first_imgThis is the fifth edition of our “Getting Familiar with Your Foundation” series on our blog! We will highlight a different member of our Foundation staff so you can get to know the people who make our work possible. Last month we got to know National Program Director Lois Kitsch. This month, get to know our Office and Event Manager Jenni Speth!Here are some lessons in leadership and fun facts you might not know about Jenni:When you aren’t at work, what are we most likely to find you doing? Spending time with my husband and our two kids, who are 12 and 4. My youngest is now playing soccer and so that has been keeping us busy. We are also expecting our third child later this month! On the weekends, my family enjoys watching the Wisconsin Badger’s college football games.Do you have a guilty pleasure? If so what is it?Sweets! Especially butterfinger cookies…those are my weakness.What is your favorite TV show or a few that you can’t miss?I enjoy shows on the food network. Right now there is a show called Halloween Wars where teams compete to make the best Halloween display. It’s a show that I really like and the kids do too so we can all watch it together. continue reading » 9SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more