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New DNA technology used to generate suspect sketch in Sherry Black case

| December 1, 2017 | 0 Comments

SOUTH SALT LAKE Utah ( ABC4 Utah) – A new lead in the unsolved murder of Sherry Black was announced Thursday.

Police say they sent off blood evidence found at the scene that did not belong to Sherry Black to a lab specializing in a new DNA technology.

The lab called Parabon NanoLabs uses a technology called “Snapshot” to extract DNA and produce a report and composite sketch of the person involved. In this case, they used the DNA to reverse engineer what the suspect would look like. They are able to determine ancestry, hair color, eye color, skin color and face shape.
Police are able to use that information to narrow the suspect list and generate leads.

At the Thursday after press conference, Sherry Black’s daughter spoke about finding the suspect.

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