Jersey Proud: Ramapo College genealogy team solves 22-year-old cold case

The Investigative Genetic Genealogy Center just solved a case in Arizona where a human jawbone was found in a child’s rock pile.

News 12 Staff

Apr 27, 2024, 2:26 AM

Updated 25 days ago

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It was like an episode of “NCIS” played out in Mahwah. Ramapo College has an Investigative Genetic Genealogy Center. They solve mysteries using DNA.
The group just solved a case in Arizona where a human jawbone was found in a child’s rock pile. No one knew who it belonged to for more than 20 years.
The jawbone was identified as belonging to Marine Capt. Everett Yager. He died on a fight training mission in 1951. The Ramapo team confirmed the identity by comparing DNA to Yager’s daughter.


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