Hometown Tragedy Crime Records: DNA Technology

Hmm. Our second cold case takes us to the small town of Pembroke about 40 minutes south of Boston. On a cold February evening in 1985, Virginia Hannon returns home from dinner with friends. They dropped her off outside her quaint two-bedroom house, not knowing it would be the last time she saw her alive. You know. In February 1985, Pembroke police went to Mrs Hannan’s home and found her in her bed and initially thought she had died of haemorrhage. My dad let the babysitter go and then I don’t believe he got any response where the window on the front door was broken. So she came back and they called the police and then the police went weird with the broken window they thought was natural causes. Yes, right. It is what it is. The father even said that if it is due to natural causes, why is there a bed with a sheet over his head and the sheet covered with blood. Massachusetts State Police assigned to D. ***. The S. Office was also notified and went to the scene and upon arrival they made observations of what they believed to be your marks or signs of damage to the door. They noticed *** the glass was broken and entered the house and *** discovered various locations of blood throughout the residence. So what they did then was they got the medical examiner involved and they found that upon further examination of her body, she was unfortunately strangled to death and at that point it was treated as a *** homicide. Yes.

Hometown Tragedy Crime Records: DNA Technology

The new episode highlights how three cases were solved using advances in technology

DNA technology brings new hope to families seeking justice for their loved ones in this installment of “Hometown Tragedy.” Explore three brutal cold cases with Othram’s Kristen and David Mittelman as they go into detail about the difficulties of following leads on old cold cases and how developments in forensic technology lead investigators to the evidence—and, ultimately last, answer for grieving families. The first case explores the mystery of Woodlawn Jane Doe, whose body is found outside a Baltimore cemetery. Her killer is on the run and the police have little to work with at the start of their investigation. Years later, they team up with Othram in hopes of finally identifying the Woodlawn Jane Doe. Cut to Pembroke, Massachusetts, where Virginia Hannon is murdered in her home after a night out with friends. The case goes cold for decades until the police are given a tip and Hanon’s family receives new information. Finally, early one morning in 1996, Terrance Paquette is found murdered in the bathroom of the Lil’ Champ store outside of Orlando. Paquette had only recently moved to Orlando and didn’t have many friends or family members in the area, giving investigators very few leads in the case. Despite many unanswered questions, investigators do not give up on finding answers and seek the help of Othram Inc.’s DNA technology. to help arrest and seek justice for Paquette. Very Local is your best source for shows about local communities, bringing you 24/7 access to news from your trusted local news source, weather updates and more. Very Local also brings you fresh, untold stories from your city and communities like yours, with exclusive original shows and local stories specific to where you live. Get the channel to stream Very Local for free on Roku or Amazon Fire TV. Follow Very Local on Facebook and @VeryLocal on Instagram for more.

DNA technology brings new hope to families seeking justice for their loved ones in this installment of “Hometown Tragedy.” Explore three brutal cold cases with Othram’s Kristen and David Mittelman as they go into detail about the difficulties of following leads on old cold cases and how developments in forensic technology lead investigators to evidence—and, ultimately , response to grieving families.

The first case explores the mystery of Woodlawn Jane Doe, whose body is found outside a Baltimore cemetery. Her killer is on the run and the police have little to work with at the start of their investigation. Years later, they team up with Othram in hopes of finally identifying the Woodlawn Jane Doe.

Cut to Pembroke, Massachusetts, where Virginia Hannon is murdered in her home after a night out with friends. The case goes cold for decades until the police are given a tip and Hannon’s family receives new information.

Finally, early one morning in 1996, Terrance Paquette is found murdered in the bathroom of the Lil’ Champ store outside of Orlando. Paquette had only recently moved to Orlando and didn’t have many friends or family members in the area, giving investigators very few leads in the case. Despite many unanswered questions, investigators do not give up on finding answers and seek the help of Othram Inc.’s DNA technology. to help arrest and seek justice for Paquette.


Very Local is your best source for shows about local communities, giving you 24/7 access to news from your trusted local news source, weather updates and more. Very Local also brings you fresh, untold stories from your city and communities like yours, with exclusive original shows and local stories specific to where you live. Get the channel to stream for free on Very Local year or Amazon Fire TV.

Follow Very Local on Facebook AND @VeryLocal on Instagram for more.

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