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When Detective Sgt. It was the first time that Sergeant Kadner, who is 40 and grew up in small-town Iowa, had heard of Duane Bogle and Patricia Kalitzke, teenage sweethearts who had been fatally shot in Januarymore than two decades before he was born, presumably after they drove to an area in Great Falls, Mont. Bogle, 18, and Ms. Kalitzke, 16, more than 65 years ago. Sergeant Kadner said he believed it was the oldest homicide case in the United States to be solved with genetic genealogy, which uses DNA from crime scenes to identify the relatives of potential suspects and eventually the suspects themselves.
John M. The investigation involved painstaking research into a long-ago crime that had once generated national media attention.
Kalitzke was a junior at Great Falls High School. He was face down, and had been shot in the back of the head. His hands had been tied behind his back with his own belt. The ignition switch, radio and headlights on his car were on, and the car was in gear.
His expensive camera had not been taken. But the next day, Jan. She had been shot in the head and had injuries that were consistent with a struggle or a sexual assault, Sergeant Kadner said.
Over the next half century, detectives investigated about 35 potential suspects, including James Whitey Bulger, the notorious South Boston mobster who was convicted in of participating in 11 murders. Bulger, who died inhad lived in Great Falls in the s and had been arrested in a rape there inSergeant Kadner said.
It was the first high-profile case to be cracked with genetic genealogy. Sergeant Kadner said the crucial piece of evidence was a DNA sample from a sperm cell that had been collected from Ms. That sample had been preserved in an evidence vault for six decades. Init had been sent to the state crime lab for analysis, but did not lead to any matches in a national criminal database. Inwith the help of Bode Technology, a Virginia company that specializes in DNA analysis, another DNA profile was extracted from the sample, which enabled investigators to build a family tree that led them to Mr.
Gould, Sergeant Kadner said.
Because Mr. Gould had been cremated, investigators collected DNA from his children, which linked Mr. Gould to the sperm cell that had been found on Ms. Gould, who was 29 inlived just over a mile from Ms. He had married another year-old girl in and eventually had five children. After the killings, he left the area and was seen living in two other Montana towns before moving to Alton, Mo. He never returned to Montana, even to visit his family, Sergeant Kadner said.
Gould had no known criminal history, and detectives do not know if he had any relationship with Ms. Kalitzke or Mr. Gould died in at age 79 in Oregon County, Mo. But the resolution, she said, had also reopened pain from that era, particularly for an older generation that knew Mr.
But it definitely reopens old wounds that have had a chance to crust over. The Case Was Just Solved. Investigators initially feared that Ms. Kalitzke had been kidnapped.
But no one was ever charged, and the case went cold.Great falls montana wife.
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