TBPS release DNA-predicted image of Baby Doe’s mother

Incident Date
Thursday, May 30, 2019 - 20:30
Thunder Bay
Date Published: 2019-05-30

The Thunder Bay Police Service today released a Snapshot DNA image of the mother of Baby Doe in hopes that it may help solve the 1994 case. 

On April 18, 2019 Thunder Bay Police Service- Criminal Investigations Branch investigators sought the services of Parabon NanoLabs (Parabon), a DNA technology company in Virginia that specializes in DNA phenotyping: the process of predicting physical appearance and ancestry from unidentified DNA evidence. 

Using DNA evidence from this investigation, Snapshot produced trait predictions for the associated person of interest – the mother of Baby Doe. 

Individual predictions were made for the subject’s ancestry, eye color, hair color, skin color, freckling, and face shape. By combining these attributes of appearance, a Snapshot composite was produced depicting what Baby Doe’s mother may have looked like at 25 years old and with an average body-mass index (BMI) of 22. 

The Thunder Bay Police Service has established a dedicated tip line for the Baby Doe case. Anyone with information that could help solve this case is urged to contact 684-5001. 

You can also submit information anonymously through Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477, or online at www.p3tips.com


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