LexisNexis Risk Solutions and Bode Technology have announced they will partner to assist police investigations.
Together, the two companies will generate forensic genealogy leads by pairing more than 600 million public records and with a law enforcement database in a nationwide pilot project.
Police use forensic genealogy in cold case homicides and rapes, as well as to identify unknown remains. Right now, the pool of candidate cases is expanding because of continued nationwide backlogs of unanalyzed sexual assault kits.
Bode Forensic Genealogy Service combines advanced DNA analysis with traditional genealogy. For law enforcement agencies that rely on LexisNexis Accurint Virtual Crime Center, this approach can provide a comprehensive view of an individual and uncover details not available anywhere else.