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Stephen Busch

CEO, Indago Solutions LLC

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Stephen Busch

CEO, Indago Solutions LLC

Forensic Genetic Genealogy, also known as Investigative Genetic Genealogy, or simply Investigative Genealogy, is the biggest innovation in law enforcement investigation in 30 years.  Science Magazine voted it runner-up as 2018 Breakthrough of the Year.  In the past three years since its inception, FGG has been utilized on hundreds of cases contributing to dozens of arrests and case solutions in the United States and abroad.

 

This movement started on April 24, 2018, when Joseph James DeAngelo was arrested in one of the nation’s coldest of cold cases, the Golden State Killer.  DeAngelo’s arrest was a culmination of the pioneering effort by investigators to use forensic genetic genealogy to identify an unknown offender.  This innovative FGG team was led by the FBI, and helped to reinvent DNA evidence as an investigative tool.

 

In the months to follow, former Special Agent Stephen Busch teamed up with FBI Attorney Steve Kramer and cofounded the FBI’s national effort to train and equip FBI personnel to work hand in hand with our state and local counterparts to apply FGG and solve cases.  Former SA Busch was the first FBI Agent ever assigned full time to conduct FGG investigations.  He wrote the curriculum for the FBI’s in house 40-hour FGG training, while leading a collaborative approach with FBI headquarters elements to build metrics and develop best practices for the utilization of FGG nationwide and overseas.

 

Mr. Busch earned a B.S. in Engineering from Cornell University, and spent 5 years in the private sector as an engineer.  He joined the FBI in 2002, and spent a total of 19 years working a variety of investigative assignments including counter terrorism, white-collar crime and violent crime.  Prior to his full time FGG appointment in 2018, he finished a 15-year assignment as a SWAT Team Leader and sniper instructor wherein he led and participated in hundreds of high-risk law enforcement operations in the United States and overseas.  After contributing to over 50 case solutions through FGG, Mr. Busch resigned from the FBI in May of 2021 and founded Indago Solutions, a private company dedicated to creating software designed specifically for investigators to drastically reduce the time and effort required to efficiently apply the FGG process and solve cases.