Othram, the leading forensic sequencing laboratory for law enforcement, is excited to announce that Paul Holes has joined the team as a Forensic Investigator. With over 27 years of experience as a forensic scientist and cold case investigator, and a notable post-retirement career advocating for forensic genetic genealogy, Mr. Holes has been instrumental in training law enforcement and enhancing investigations with advanced forensic DNA techniques. In his new role at Othram, he will focus on leveraging this expertise to assist law enforcement agencies across the nation in resolving active and longstanding cold cases.

Paul Holes brings a wealth of experience as a forensic scientist and cold case investigator for the Contra Costa County Sheriff and District Attorney’s offices, where he also served as an FBI Task Force Officer. He is renowned for his pivotal role in the identification and arrest of the Golden State Killer, Joseph DeAngelo, through forensic genetic genealogy techniques.