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Posted: November 30, 2011

DNA lab on Channels 4 & 11 for Gacy victim ID


Dixie Peters with Channel 11Tune into CBS Channel 11 at 4:30 and 6:00 and Fox 4 News at 5:30 to see the story about the unidentified victim of serial killer John Wayne Gacy. Dixie Peters, technical leader for the Missing Persons Unit, talks about the process of analyzing mitochondrial and nuclear DNA to identify human remains as a result of comparison with family reference samples. Cook County (Illinois) announced Tuesday that the victim was identified through DNA analysis conducted by the UNT Center for Human Identification at the UNT Health Science Center.

Peters was also featured on KRLD Wednesday morning.

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