NEW: David Mittelman of Othram: DNA Solves Cases (Part 2)

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In this brand-new episode, "Mind Over Murder" co-hosts Bill Thomas and Kristin Dilley talk with David Mittelman, CEO of Othram, the Texas based crime lab that is breaking cold cases across the country. David fills us in on how Othram full genome sequencing is identifying crime victims and suspects for the FBI and other law enforcement partners. Topics discussed: the Brianna Maitland case in Vermont, how funds are being raised to solve cold cases, and some big news that David Mittelman of Othram and Paul Holes of the Murder Squad podcast will announce at CrimeCon! This is part 2 of 2 parts.
New York Times: The True Crime-Obsessed Philanthropists Paying to Catch Killers
When the police can’t afford to solve cold cases using DNA databases, deep-pocketed donors can.
https://www.nytimes.com/2022/03/27/technology/dna-tests-crime-solving.html
Othram DNA Solves: You can help solve a case. Help fund a case or contribute your DNA. Your support helps solve crimes, enable the identification of John & Jane Does, and bring closure to families. Joining is fast, secure, and easy.
https://dnasolves.com/
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New Article in Virginia Gazette: 35 Years Later, Victims’ Families in Colonial Parkway Murders Still Searching for Answers, Hope DNA Advances will Solve Case By Em Holter and Abigail Adcox
https://www.dailypress.com/virginiagazette/va-vg-colonial-parkway-murders-anniversary-1024-20211022-76jkpte6qvez7onybmhbhp7nfi-story.html
New Article in Medium: The Colonial Parkway Murders — A Tale of Two Killers? By Quinn Zane
https://medium.com/unburied/the-colonial-parkway-murders-a-tale-of-two-killers-1e8fda367a48
Washington Post: "Crimes of Passion"
https://www.washingtonpost.com/archive/opinions/1997/08/15/crimes-of-passion/0a38e8f9-6d04-48e4-a847-7d3cba53c363/
New feature article in the Daily Beast: "Inside the Maddening Search for Virginia’s Colonial Parkway Serial Killer" By Justin Rohrlich
https://www.thedailybeast.com/what-happened-to-cathleen-thomas-and-rebecca-dowski-inside-the-hunt-for-the-colonial-parkway-killer
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Washington Post Op-Ed Piece by Deidre Enright of the Innocence Project:
"The FBI should use DNA, not posters, to solve a cold-case murder"
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2021/06/25/julie-williams-laura-winans-unsolved-murder-test-dna/
Oxygen: "Loni Coombs Feels A Kinship To 'Lovers' Lane' Victim Cathy Thomas"
Loni Coombs felt an immediate connection to Cathy Thomas, a groundbreaking gay woman who broke through barriers at the U.S. Naval Academy before she was brutally murdered along the Colonial Parkway in Virginia.
https://www.oxygen.com/crime-news/loni-coombs-feels-a-kinship-to-colonial-parkway-victim-cathy-thomas
CrimeCon will be held April 29-May 1, 2022 in Las Vegas. We will both be there!
Details: https://www.crimecon.com/cc22
You can contribute to help "Mind Over Murder" do our important work:
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Four one-hour episodes on the Colonial Parkway Murders are available on Oxygen as "The Lover's Lane Murders." The series is available on the free Oxygen app, Hulu, YouTube, Amazon, and many other platforms. https://www.oxygen.com/lovers-lane-murders
Oxygen" "Who Were The Colonial Parkway Murder Victims? 8 Young People All Killed In Virginia Within 4 Years" https://www.oxygen.com/lovers-lane-murders/crime-news/who-were-the-colonial-parkway-murder-victims
Washington Post Magazine: "Victims, Families and America’s Thirst for True-Crime Stories." "For Bill Thomas, his sister Cathy’s murder is a deeply personal tragedy. For millions of true-crime fans, it’s entertainment." https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/magazine/wp/2019/07/30/feature/victims-families-and-americas-thirst-for-true-crime-stories/
Daily Press excellent series of articles on the Colonial Parkway Murders: "The Parkway" http://digital.dailypress.com/static/parkway_cottage/main/index.html
Colonial Parkway Murders website: https://colonialparkwaymurders.com
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We launch a new episode of "Mind Over Murder" every Monday morning, and a bonus episode every Thursday morning.
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New Article in Virginia Gazette: 35 Years Later, Victims’ Families in Colonial Parkway Murders Still Searching for Answers, Hope DNA Advances will Solve Case By Em Holter and Abigail Adcox
https://www.dailypress.com/virginiagazette/va-vg-colonial-parkway-murders-anniversary-1024-20211022-76jkpte6qvez7onybmhbhp7nfi-story.html
New Article in Medium: The Colonial Parkway Murders — A Tale of Two Killers? By Quinn Zane
https://medium.com/unburied/the-colonial-parkway-murders-a-tale-of-two-killers-1e8fda367a48
Washington Post: "Crimes of Passion"
https://www.washingtonpost.com/archive/opinions/1997/08/15/crimes-of-passion/0a38e8f9-6d04-48e4-a847-7d3cba53c363/
New feature article in the Daily Beast: "Inside the Maddening Search for Virginia’s Colonial Parkway Serial Killer" By Justin Rohrlich
https://www.thedailybeast.com/what-happened-to-cathleen-thomas-and-rebecca-dowski-inside-the-hunt-for-the-colonial-parkway-killer
Citizens! Check out our new line of "Mind Over Murder" t-shirts and other good stuff !
https://www.teepublic.com/stores/mind-over-murder-podcast?ref_id=23885
Washington Post Op-Ed Piece by Deidre Enright of the Innocence Project:
"The FBI should use DNA, not posters, to solve a cold-case murder"
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2021/06/25/julie-williams-laura-winans-unsolved-murder-test-dna/
Oxygen: "Loni Coombs Feels A Kinship To 'Lovers' Lane' Victim Cathy Thomas"
Loni Coombs felt an immediate connection to Cathy Thomas, a groundbreaking gay woman who broke through barriers at the U.S. Naval Academy before she was brutally murdered along the Colonial Parkway in Virginia.
https://www.oxygen.com/crime-news/loni-coombs-feels-a-kinship-to-colonial-parkway-victim-cathy-thomas
CrimeCon will be held April 29-May 1, 2022 in Las Vegas. We will both be there!
Details: https://www.crimecon.com/cc22
You can contribute to help "Mind Over Murder" do our important work:
https://mindovermurderpodcast.com/support
Four one-hour episodes on the Colonial Parkway Murders are available on Oxygen as "The Lover's Lane Murders." The series is available on the free Oxygen app, Hulu, YouTube, Amazon, and many other platforms. https://www.oxygen.com/lovers-lane-murders
Oxygen" "Who Were The Colonial Parkway Murder Victims? 8 Young People All Killed In Virginia Within 4 Years" https://www.oxygen.com/lovers-lane-murders/crime-news/who-were-the-colonial-parkway-murder-victims
Washington Post Magazine: "Victims, Families and America’s Thirst for True-Crime Stories." "For Bill Thomas, his sister Cathy’s murder is a deeply personal tragedy. For millions of true-crime fans, it’s entertainment." https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/magazine/wp/2019/07/30/feature/victims-families-and-americas-thirst-for-true-crime-stories/
Daily Press excellent series of articles on the Colonial Parkway Murders: "The Parkway" http://digital.dailypress.com/static/parkway_cottage/main/index.html
Colonial Parkway Murders website: https://colonialparkwaymurders.com
Mind Over Murder Podcast website: https://mindovermurderpodcast.com
Please subscribe and rate us at your favorite podcast sites. Ratings and reviews are very important. Please share and tell your friends!
https://lovethepodcast.com/jpHq3q
We launch a new episode of "Mind Over Murder" every Monday morning, and a bonus episode every Thursday morning.
Sponsors: Othram and DNAsolves.com
Contribute Your DNA to help solve cases: https://dnasolves.com/user/register
Follow "Mind Over Murder" on Twitter: https://twitter.com/MurderOver
Follow Bill Thomas on Twitter: https://twitter.com/BillThomas56
Follow "Colonial Parkway Murders" on Facebook:
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