DNA, forensic genealogy close 65-year-old double homicide

Clippings from the Great Falls Tribune that are displayed on Tuesday, June 8, 2021, in Great Falls, Mont., were part of the Cascade County Sheriff's Office investigative file into the 1956 murders of Patricia Kalitzke, 16, and Duane Bogle, 18, northwest of Great Falls. Investigators have closed the case after using forensic genealogy to identify Kenneth Gould, who is now deceased, as having likely committed the murders.

GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) — DNA evidence preserved after a 1956 double homicide and the use of forensic genealogy has helped a Montana sheriff’s office close the books on the 65-year-old cold case, officials said.

Investigators with the Cascade County Sheriff’s Office concluded Kenneth Gould — who died in Oregon County, Missouri, in 2007 — more than likely killed Patricia Kalitzke, 16, and Duane Bogle, 18, the Great Falls Tribune reports. Both were shot in the head.

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