Month: March 2020

Police used a genealogy website to solve a cold case from Iowa. The tool raises concerns elsewhere.

The cold-blooded murder of Cedar Rapids teenager Michelle Martinko went unsolved for decades, until last month when prosecutors secured a conviction based on a 40-year-old crime scene years and on a family genealogy website. It is one of the first…

Genealogy Websites Help Solve Crimes and Raise Ethical Questions: NPR

An Iowa man was convicted of murder at the age of 40 after being found on a family genealogy website. Many privacy concerns have been raised and politicians are stepping in. STEVE INSKEEP, HTE: A murder in Iowa over 40…