DNA Helps Solve 65 Year Old Cold Case of Murdered Montana Teens
Have you ever found yourself casually watching a true crime story and before you know it you are an expert in forensic science? I'm that guy. I will sit down and watch a true crime show and quickly begin to analyze every piece of evidence in my mind. Knowing that the answer to "who done it" will be revealed eventually before the show ends. That is of course if it isn't a "COLD CASE."
A Cold Case is defined as: an unsolved criminal investigation (as of a homicide or abduction) that has stopped being actively pursued because of a lack of evidence
Just a few years ago, Montana made history in the forensic field. A cold case involving two murdered Montana teens was solved after 65 years.
According to USA Today
The Cascade County Sheriff's Office announced on Tuesday that it has closed the file on the 1956 double homicide of Patricia Kalitzke and Lloyd Duane Bogle, resolving the 65-year-old cold case.
Through the use of DNA testing unavailable at the time of the killings and decades of investigation, CCSO has concluded that Great Falls native Kenneth Gould, now deceased, more than likely committed the murders.
Using 60+ year-old evidence collected from the scene of the crime in 1956, forensic scientists were able to use DNA to connect Gould to the crime. Unfortunately, Gould died in 2007, but DNA from his children matched the DNA collected from the crime scene.
This COLD CASE holds the record for the oldest cold case ever solved.
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