Category Archives: Mitochondrial Testing

OU scientists to test bone fragments thought to be Amelia Earhart’s

The Oklahoma Daily
The three bone fragments turned up on a deserted South Pacific island that lay along the course Amelia Earhart was following when she vanished. Nearby were several tantalizing artifacts: some old makeup, some glass bottles and shells that had been cut open.

DNA identifies remains of missing man

ABC 7 News
November 9, 2010 (CHICAGO) (WLS) — DNA tests on a bone fragment found in 2004 identified a body found in the Dan McMahon Woods as Glenn Serratt, 49, of Justice, Ill.

Bosnia: bones of at least 97 people found in lake

Associated Press
SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Authorities in Bosnia and Serbia said Tuesday they had recovered the skeletal remains of at least 97 people from the banks of a border lake that was partially drained this summer for maintenance.

Mitochondrial DNA used to ID WWII Indiana airman

The Chicago Tribune
EVANSVILLE, Ind. — The Pentagon says a 20-year-old Indiana airman will be buried with military honors Saturday, 65 years after his plane crashed in the Philippines during World War II.