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Davide Gurney and Cairenn Binder pose for photo in front of RCNJ backdrop

IGG Director David Gurney and IGG Certificate Program Director Cairenn Binder

New York Times [April 21, 2024] Jawbone in Child’s Rock Collection Linked to Marine Who Died in 1951

Los Angeles Times [April 20, 2024] Solving the mystery of a human jawbone found in an Arizona boy’s rock collection

CBSNews [April 18, 2024] Jawbone of U.S. Marine killed in 1951 found in boy’s rock collection

News12 New Jersey [April 16, 2024]
A Suffern High School student helped crack a more than 70-year-old John Doe case

KTVO [April 16, 2004] Remains of Marine buried in Palmyra, Mo. identified decades after his death

NBC New York
[February 9, 2024] Ramapo college students crack cold case in Arizona (video)

FOX10 Phoenix [February 7, 2024] ‘Beaver Creek John Doe’ identified over a decade after his death

All About Arizona News [February 7, 2024]
New Jersey College Students Help Solve 13-Year-Old Arizona Cold Case

KTAR [February 7, 2024] New Jersey college students identify body to solve 13-year-old Arizona cold case

ABC15 [February 6, 2024] ‘Beaver Creek John Doe’ identified after being found dead in Yavapai County in 2011

The Prescott Times [February 6, 2024] Arizona John Doe Identified Using Investigative Genetic Genealogy

The Arizona Republic/AZCentral [February 6, 2024] Man found dead in Yavapai County in 2011 has been ID’d

CBSNews Chicago [Dec 15, 2023] Students identify Chicago man 43 years after he was found dead in Wisconsin

WSAW [Dec 15, 2023] Oneida County John Doe identified as Chicago man missing since 1980

WSAU [Dec 15, 2023] A 1980s Oneida County Cold Case Has Been Solved; Body Identified After 43 Years

Wausau Pilot & Review [Dec 15, 2023] Remains identified 43 years after body discovered near Rhinelander

WJFW / NBC Newswatch 12 [Dec 15, 2023] 1980 Oneida County John Doe identified as a missing man in Chicago

Northwoods Star Journal [Dec 15, 2023] 43-year Rhinelander cold case ends – Identity of 1980 John Doe confirmed

Forensic Magazine [Oct 30, 2023] Ramapo College’s IGG Center Helps ID 2012 John Doe

Intermountain Forensics [Oct 26, 2023] Case Resolution – Joseph Daniel Pierce Identified

The Messenger [Jun 30, 2023] College Class Cracks Decades-Old Cold Case – Genetic detectives track identity of ‘John Doe’ found in hotel room 21 years ago

KGUN 9 Tucson [Jun 28, 2023] Cold Case from Nogales cracked by college students after 21 years

Idaho Statesman [Jun 25, 2023] ‘Un-American’ or another police ‘tool’? DNA profile use in Idaho murder case forms division

The Sacramento Bee [Jun 23, 2023] College students help identify man found dead in hotel room in 2002

Boston Globe [Jun 6, 2023] DNA research is helping investigators track down suspects in cold cases. But how does it work? / The Record [Mar 16, 2023] Mystery of human remains found in Bergen years ago could be solved by Ramapo students [Mar 9, 2023] Investigative Genetic Genealogy Center at Ramapo College helps to identify John Does

Police Off The Cuff Podcast [Mar 8, 2023] Investigative genetic genealogy and the Idaho quadruple case, Bryan Kohberger

KOLD Tucson [March 8, 2023] New DNA project aims to help identify Southern Arizona John Does

KGUN 9 Tucson [Mar 6, 2023] Identifying three Southern Arizona John Does through genetic genealogy

Slate [Jan 10, 2023] How Police Actually Cracked the Idaho Killings Case

Forensic Magazine [Dec 2, 2022] NJ College Launches World’s First Investigative Genetic Genealogy Center

North Jersey Media [Dec 2, 2022] NJ Now Has A Learning Center Dedicated To Wrongful Convictions, Unidentified Remains