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Genetic genealogy is a tremendous forensic tool for the Alaska State Troopers to identify both the perpetrators of unsolved homicides and their unidentified victims. As of February 1, 2023, we have used genetic genealogy to help solve four cold cases and to identify three previously unknown victims. We are currently working to identify the remains of nine people and have submitted samples from the remains of 10 unknown people to the Medical Examiner's Office for DNA extraction, with approximately 30 more whose remains may or may not be candidates for DNA identification.
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2024 Studded Tire Removal Deadline Extended

April 15, 2024 (Anchorage, AK) – Today Alaska Department of Public Safety Commissioner James Cockrell issued an emergency order extending the statutory deadline to remove studded tires from... Read More

Don’t Let Your Luck Run Out by Driving Impaired

March 15, 2024 (Anchorage, AK) —If you are wearing green and celebrating this St. Patrick’s Day, make sure you and your friends get home safely by designating a sober driver, calling a... Read More

Special Holiday Traffic Enforcement Results

January 30, 2024 (Anchorage, Alaska) – Over the Special Holiday traffic enforcement effort, Alaska State Troopers and Wildlife Troopers issued 237 citations, made two felony DUI arrests, and... Read More
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