On August 4, 1981, Sylvia Quayle was discovered in her home in Cherry Hills Village, Colorado, the victim of a homicide. DNA recovered from the scene was tested and eventually uploaded to the CODIS DNA database.
In January 2020, the Cherry Hills Village police department in conjunction with Metro Denver Crime Stoppers, retained United Data Connect to sequence the DNA sample from the Quayle case and conduct investigative genetic genealogy analysis. United Data Connect provided Cherry Hills Village with the investigative lead which identified David Dwayne Anderson (born 7 October 1958) as the suspect.
A vicious murder case that has been open since 1981 is now before the courts thanks to the outstanding police work of Detective Lenny Abeyta, Cherry Hills Village Police, Investigator Matthew Hanagan, from the 18th Judicial District, Colorado Bureau of Investigation’s superb forensic scientist, Missy Woods, and the leading-edge technology of United Data Connect. Gratitude extends to DNA Solutions for their excellent sequencing of the DNA and GEDmatch.com and FamilyTreeDNA.com for the platforms which enable law enforcement to identify suspects in these horrendous crimes.
Since September 2019, United Data Connect has assisted local Law Enforcement in solving these other cold cases:
- The 1963 murder of Girl Scout Peggy Beck (Jefferson County, Colorado)
- The 1981 Jeannie Moore sex assault and murder (Jefferson County, Colorado)
- The 1985 Helene Pruszynski sex assault and murder (Douglas County, Colorado)
- The 1996 murder of Tangie Sims (Aurora, Colorado)
- The identification of Becky Redeker, a Jane Doe (Douglas County, Colorado)
- The identification of the mother of 3 abandoned babies in Florida
- The suspect in a kidnap & sexual assault in Arvada, Colorado.
- . . .and others not yet announced.
We look forward to providing the community with more investigative genetic genealogy successes.