Attorney General Bob Ferguson announced today that his office’s DNA forensic genetic genealogy program has now helped solve three cold cases, including one with multiple victims:

  • A 2003 violent rape of a 17 year-old in McCleary, WA;
  • 2003 and 2004 violent home invasion sexual assaults in Pullman, WA; and
  • A 1995 murder in Kitsap County.


Before Ferguson’s office got involved, these cases did not have active leads. The DNA profiles had been uploaded to CODIS, the national criminal DNA database, with no results.