GREAT FALLS — Final month, the Cascade County Sheriff’s Workplace introduced the closure of a 65-year-old chilly case, believed to be the oldest within the nation.
On January 3, 1956, the our bodies of 18-year-old Dwayne Bogle and 16-year-old Patty Kalitzke had been discovered face-down, miles aside, with bullet wounds to their heads. Detectives with the Cascade County Sheriff Workplace labored the case tirelessly, discovering greater than 35 suspects who all turned out to be unlikely culprits within the case.
In 2019, Detective Sgt. John Kadner of the Sheriff’s Workplace determined to strive one thing. He despatched in a bit of preserved proof, a vaginal slide taken throughout Kalitzke’s post-mortem, to a laboratory that returned the pattern with a bit of found DNA. “[The lab] was in a position to swab that slide and establish sperm samples, which in the end led to a DNA pattern, which was fed right into a genealogical database, and that was in a position to establish three recognized test-takers,” stated Sgt. Kadner.
By way of using forensic genetic family tree, they are saying Kenneth Gould is the most probably suspect within the rape and homicide of Kalitzke and the homicide of Bogle (click here for details).
From the New York Occasions to CBS Information, from Inside Version to NPR, the closure of the case involving the murders garnered loads of media consideration. It’s not simply making information in the USA. An Eire-produced collection referred to as Bloodline Detectives has picked up the story.
“Bloodline Detectives is a collection hosted by Nancy Grace primarily of chilly instances which were solved utilizing genetic family tree,” defined producer Kathryn Milofsky.
The true crime documentary collection is produced by Peninsula Tv for Filmrise.
The Sheriff’s Workplace believes Kenneth Gould is the most probably suspect within the homicide of 18-year-old Duane Bogle and the homicide and rape of 16-year-old Patricia Kalitzke. A preserved vaginal swab taken from Kalitzke’s physique ultimately led to Gould by using genetic family tree.
“All they should do, if the person is useless, they’ll go to members of the family like mom, father, brother, sister and confirm a familial hyperlink to the assassin,” stated Milofsky. “It’s a sport changer for regulation enforcement.”
Milofsky was in Nice Falls lately to interview key figures within the investigation, together with Sheriff Jesse Slaughter, Kadner, and retired detective Phil Matteson.
Milofsky estimates the episode that includes the Nice Falls case will air in a pair months.
Bloodline Detectives is seen throughout the US and Europe, together with Saturday nights at 8:00 p.m. on CW Montana.
Chilly Case Closed: 1956 homicide of two younger folks in Nice Falls