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Hometown Tragedy: Cold Cases Cracked

Decades-old cold cases are finally solved thanks to advances in DNA technology.

by Lindsay Patross
November 19, 2021

In this episode of Hometown Tragedy: Crime Briefs, we examine two cold cases that were finally solved thanks to advancements in DNA technology.

The Murder of Christy Mirack: The two-decade long search for the person who murdered Christy Mirack, a school teacher, deeply frustrated investigators and her Lancaster, PA community. For years her family’s questions went unanswered until DNA testing pointed investigators to someone much closer than anyone imagined.

The Murder of Genevieve Zitricki: Genevieve Zitricki was 28 years old when she was murdered in her home in Greenville, South Carolina in 1990. Her case went cold and unsolved for 28 years before investigators learned that her case wasn’t an isolated incident.

The Murders of Sherri and Megan Scherer: DNA evidence connected the murder of Sherri Scherer and her daughter Megan of Portageville, Missouri to the murder of Genevieve Zitricki.

Pittsburgh born and raised, Lindsay has been writing about the people who love Pittsburgh since 2008.

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