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Storage of DNA samples from family members may be key to solving cold cases

DNA may be the link for justice in cold cases, experts in the field say.

They believe this could be used to solve many cases which are shelved at police stations across the Western Cape and further afield.

Three experts in the field of missing persons believes it will expedite the backlog of cases being probed.

On the South African Police’s website for missing persons, the list of those still missing is appears seemingly endless.

National coordinator for Missing Children South Africa, Bianca van Aswegen; Leon Rossouw, a private investigator of Consulting Detectives who investigates cold cases; and Candice van der Rheede, the founder of Western Cape Missing Persons Unit; have all said that DNA was the key to begin the process of solving these potential crimes.

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