We are thrilled to have FBI Special Agent Amy Whitman as our November presenter, talking about Forensic Geneology! An Evite for the November 18th meeting has been sent to members, so please look for it. if you address for your work email, also check your junk mail folder if you don't see the Evite in your inbox.
Forensic Genetic Genealogy (FGG), also known as Investigative Genealogy, is an emerging law enforcement investigative technique to identify an offender or victim of a violent crime through the use of crime-scene DNA. FGG became widely known following the identification of the serial killer known previously as the Golden State Killer. Since the solution of that investigation, the Los Angeles FBI FGG program has used FGG to solve almost 40 cases. SA Whitman will talk about FGG’s genesis, how the process works, and recent examples of cases solved through its use.
Amy Whitman is a Special Agent assigned to the Violent Crime/Major Offenders Squad in the Los Angeles Field Office. She has 10 years of experience working a variety of criminal threats, including healthcare fraud, crimes against children, bank robberies, and threats to life. SA Whitman supports tactical operations as an Emergency Medical Technician on the Operational/Tactical Medicine Team. In 2019, she joined the Forensic Genetic Genealogy Team in Los Angeles and has assisted in solving complex cases throughout the United States. SA Whitman has helped develop a more robust Forensic Genetic Genealogy program and taught best practices to other investigators.
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