Since 2011, Identifinders has worked with dozens of law enforcement agencies on cold cases where CODIS has failed to produce a match. Our approach using both genetic genealogy Y-STR and autosomal SNP analysis has helped solve some of the most challenging cold cases dating back to the 1960s. We have special expertise with processing degraded DNA, which has allowed us to work cases that were thought to be beyond the reach of modern technology.
A DNA sample from a potential family member is a key element of DNA identification. Without such a reference sample, DNA analysis is not useful. Identifinders understands not only the genealogical requirements for obtaining a sample, but also the personal issues that often arise from dealing with individuals who may have lost a family member.
Identity fraud is different from identity theft. While identity theft involves stealing someone's social security number or vital data to use a credit card or access a bank account, identity fraud involves assuming a different life for oneself, either by living under an assumed name or by falsifying one's past for monetary gain. Identifinders uses unique methods to uncover identity fraud by wrapping facts around the behavioural profile that offenders often exhibit.