"Spädbarnsmordet in Arlington in 2002 are still unresolved. Now, a genetic identikit help the police to solve the case."
"On 21 december 2002, found a dead infant in an underpass in Kungsängen, north of Stockholm. The naked barnkroppen was wrapped in a fabric that was hopknutet to a "
"Despite extensive investigations over the years, the case has never been solved. The child was buried, therefore, under a tombstone with the words "
"We have tried and tried and tried, but not gotten anywhere," says the investigating authority Mats Pettersson."
"Now the police, using the latest dna technology."
"On the infant's body was dna likely to come from the mother or a close relative to her (she was also suspected of the crime). On the basis of it, the police created an identikit, which describes how the woman may have looked like when the crime was committed."
" It's not a passport photo, but a likely picture of how she would be able to see out. When it comes to skin, eye and hair color, the likelihood is quite high, but you can dye your hair. And the dna indicates never a hairstyle, not a physical constitution or age, " says Mats Pettersson, and explains that the police therefore devised a picture of a woman of childbearing age, approximately 25 years."
"It is only the second time that the technique used in Sweden, the first time was in October in a murder case from Gothenburg, sweden. In the united states, the technology is more widespread and where the police have several times managed to find the right offender on the basis of genetic fantombilder and tips from the public."
"in Parallel with the fantombilden use the police also so-called familjspårning in the case. Here used dna to find possible relatives of the person whose dna is stored. Familjespårning in police dna records is permitted since 1 January of this year. The answer is expected next week."