Apr. 29, 2021–Olivia McCarter / Sophomore, Univ. of South Alabama “Student Solves Cold Cases Using DNA, Forensic Genealogy

“Olivia McCarter is a nineteen-year old sophomore at the University of South Alabama who is majoring in anthropology. She is also a forensic genetic genealogist for Redgrave Research Forensic Services and has helped close three cold cases from all over North America, including one in our own backyard–the case of “Delta Dawn Baby Jane Doe” found in Pascagoula, Mississippi in December of 1982. While she is not at school, Olivia helps law enforcement from all over the country identify remains that have been known as “John Doe” or “Jane Doe” for decades and identify murderers and rapists from unsolved cold cases that have gone cold for sometimes half a century.”