Claudia Breeland Solving "The 1883 Murder of Rhoda Jones" (CCGS Membership Meeting)
DNA analysis is used today for finding lost family, proving or
disproving relationships and solving crimes. Even an old case can lend
itself to DNA analysis.
In June of 1883 Rhoda Jones was found next to the railroad tracks a
half mile from her home, her skull crushed. The case, thought to be a
suicide, was widely published in newspapers throughout Michigan.
However, the coroner’s Jury had their doubts since her stockings were
clean and she wore no shoes, and murder was suspected.
Claudia Breland, a genealogical researcher and lecturer will relate how
DNA testing and research led to the probable identity and motive of the
murderer at the next meeting of the Genealogical Society, Saturday,
March 13th at 10:00 am.
This Zoom presentation is open to all. One can access the meeting by
sending your request to join at email@example.com. You will receive
the meeting number and pass code.