The Genetic Detective is a new docuseries coming to ABC. It follows CeCe Moore as she uses her detective and genealogy skills to solve crimes. This show is like no other. In The Genetic Detective, CeCe Moore assists police departments in solving crimes of the past using DNA. We’ve never thought about it before, but a criminal’s family tree can link a killer to America’s most horrible unsolved murder cases.
For years, CeCe Moore has helped adopted children reunite with their families, resolving long-held family secrets and mysteries. ABC’s The Genetic Detective opens the series tonight with a case that baffled Seattle’s Snohomish County police for decades: the murder of Jay Cook and Tanya Van Cuylenborg, a couple who vanished during a ferry ride in 1987.
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Their bodies were discovered in separate locations bound and gagged. The killer was a middle-aged truck driver named William Talbott II. His DNA matched what was found at the crime scene, and a family tree and an entry at GEDMatch led police to him. Tonight’s episode is “The Case of the Missing Lovebirds.” It airs tonight at 9 p.m. on ABC.
- The Genetic Detective: episode “The Case of the Missing Lovebirds.”
- A romantic weekend getaway for a Canadian high-school sweetheart couple turns tragic after the two disappear and are later found savagely murdered.
[Main Photo: Police file photo]