Police in Tampa Bay used genealogy testing websites to find a suspect in a 14-year-old rape case.
Officers used the websites GEDmatch and FamilyTree to find a DNA match in the cold case.
"The victim now can have some closure in her life," assistant police chief Ruben Delgado said.
Police detectives in Tampa Bay said they have arrested a suspect in a 14-year-old rape case after using the database of a genealogy testing website to match DNA evidence.
"The victim now can have some closure in her life," assistant Tampa police chief Ruben Delgado said.
DNA evidence was collected at the time but did not find any matches, and the case remained unsolved for more than a decade.
Special Agent Mark Brutnell of the Florida Department of Law Enforcement urged people to allow their DNA to be accessed by law enforcement. »