The Barron County Sheriff's Department is using DNA information to develop a profile of a possible victim belonging to unidentified bones located south of Barron on Dec. 4, 2017.
The bones have been sent back from the University of North Texas where DNA profiles were extracted.
Below is some of the information returned.
— Likely Male
— Likely European Ancestry but not excluding Asia decent
— Age range 35-55
— Height 5”10, plus or minus 4 inches
"At this time we are waiting for results in hope to bring this case to a conclusion," Barron County Sheriff Chris FItzgerald said.
The Barron County Sheriff’s Department also has forwarded several of the bones
and DNA profile to the DNA DOE Project in California for possible additional extrications.
The DNA Doe Project is an exciting new initiative that uses genetic genealogy to identify John and Jane Does. They have become a go-to organization for law enforcement agencies and medical examiners across the country, helping them solve their most intractable cases. They have had amazing success even with cases where the DNA was highly degraded or of low quantity.
They are an all-volunteer organization that has attracted some of the best genetic genealogists in the industry, all working towards the common goal of reuniting John and Jane Does with their families.
Also profiles have been sent to the DNA Solutions Lab in Oklahoma City for a forensic genealogy build.