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DNASolves and Websleuths Join Forces to Drive Funding and Resources to Cold Case Investigations

The new collaboration will amplify efforts to bring critical attention and resources to cases that require financial and community support.

The Woodlands, TX — December 26, 2023

The Woodlands, Texas – December 26, 2023 – Othram, the pioneering company behind DNASolves and the leader in forensic genetic genealogy and advanced DNA sequencing for law enforcement, announced today a strategic investment in the reorganization and continued independent operation of Websleuths, a prominent online community for criminal and unidentified persons investigations.

Founded in 1999, Websleuths has become one of the largest online true crime communities, boasting over 580,000 threads and nearly 17.7 million posts. DNASolves, a part of Othram, was created in 2019 and combines crowdfunding, volunteered data, and cutting-edge genomics to solve unresolved cases involving unidentified human remains and perpetrators of crime. DNASolves also features breaking-news updates documenting the outcomes of these cases.

The new collaboration between DNASolves and Websleuths will amplify efforts to bring critical attention and resources to cases that require financial and community support, featuring regular case updates and collaborative initiatives on both platforms.

“The support from Othram is a game-changer for Websleuths. This new chapter will empower us to expand our role in the true crime community and deepen our collaborative efforts in uncovering new leads in cold cases,” said Tricia Griffith, Websleuths owner since 2004.

The investment and collaboration signify a major advancement in uniting digital community engagement with scientific expertise, creating a formidable force in the pursuit of justice and answers in cold cases.

About Othram

Othram is the world’s first private DNA laboratory built specifically to apply the power of modern parallel sequencing to forensic evidence. Othram’s scientists are experts at recovery, enrichment, and analysis of human DNA from trace quantities of degraded or contaminated materials. Founded in 2018, and located in The Woodlands, Texas, our team works with academic researchers, forensic scientists, medical examiners, and law enforcement agencies to achieve results when other approaches fail. Follow Othram on Twitter @OthramTech or visit Othram.com to learn how we can help you with your case. Visit dnasolves.com to learn how anyone can make a difference in helping solve the next cold case.

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