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after some of the worst flooding in western europe in decades. record rainfall caused rivers to burst their banks. more than 120 people lost their lives. president biden�*s accused social media networks like facebook of killing people by allowing users to post misinformation about coronavirus vaccines. with cases rising 70% in the past week, he warned of a pandemic of the unvaccinated. facebook hit back saying two billion people accessed authoritative vaccine information on its site. the south african president has said the deadly unrest that's swept the country was clearly planned and instigated. he said the authorities had been unprepared and slow to deal with the crisis. businesses are warning
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of looming staff shortages due to growing numbers of workers having to self—isolate after being contacted by the nhs covid app. transport unions say things will only get worse next week and are warning of dire consequences when most covid restrictions are lifted in england. with more, here's sarah campbell. the pressure on business is unrelenting. in the pressure on business is unrelenting.— the pressure on business is unrelenting. in the past week we had our — unrelenting. in the past week we had our head _ unrelenting. in the past week we had our head of— unrelenting. in the past week| we had our head of production who got pinged, then the guy below him, the manufacturing manager, got into, and then did the distribution manager and the distribution manager and the man managing our new yard did also. disparate should have been welcoming 100 business customers to the opening of a new on—site bar this evening but with nine members of staff �*s self—isolating, the event is off and the new bar will stay closed. ., . ~' closed. you are thinking the numbers — closed. you are thinking the numbers are _ closed. you are thinking the numbers are going - closed. you are thinking the numbers are going down - closed. you are thinking the | numbers are going down and closed. you are thinking the - numbers are going down and we have a deadline and we will be out of it and we are going to
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be fine but then you are thrust back into it. the fear of the coronavirus, having people on—site, all those things make our entire industry very nervous although they are desperate to open because it's been such a financially crippling period. across town one of the — crippling period. across town one of the ray's _ crippling period. across town one of the ray's customers, | crippling period. across town i one of the ray's customers, the royal oak pub, which was closed recently for ten days after a staff member tested positive and the rest of the team were pinged. and the rest of the team were inued. ., and the rest of the team were mined, ., ., and the rest of the team were inued. ., ., , ., pinged. you order things in and everything _ pinged. you order things in and everything is — pinged. you order things in and everything is coming _ pinged. you order things in and everything is coming in. - everything is coming in. everything here is fresh so that will go off, this will happen and you have lost money so it is a concern. if we get pinged today or tomorrow, especially someone from management, we have to do the whole thing again.— whole thing again. more than 500,000 whole thing again. more than 500.000 in _ whole thing again. more than 500,000 in england - whole thing again. more than 500,000 in england and - whole thing again. more than l 500,000 in england and wales alone were pinged by the nhs app in the first week ofjuly so the impact on business from pubs to major manufacturers have been huge. if your sulphite alighting because of work you may be because your
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child's classroom bubble has burst. in this school in nearby high wycombe at times a third of staff and almost 300 pupils have been self—isolating. this have been self-isolating. this is the most — have been self-isolating. this is the most stressed - have been self—isolating. t'i 3 is the most stressed we have all felt. the children and their parents have felt that as well. there is realfatigue. there are lots of wonderful positive messages that we are heading back to normality and we have got to stage four of the roadmap, but that's not how it's spelt in the last couple of weeks. it's spelt in the last couple of weeks-— it's spelt in the last couple of weeks. ' :: :: :: :: ., , . of weeks. 140,000 are expected to watch the _ of weeks. 140,000 are expected to watch the grand _ of weeks. 140,000 are expected to watch the grand prix - of weeks. 140,000 are expected to watch the grand prix on - to watch the grand prix on sunday at silverstone. many more pinks seem inevitable but today downing street insisted the nhs app is doing what it was designed to do and remains one of the best tools available to tackle coronavirus. sarah campbell, bbc news. a pleasure to have your company on bbc news. now on bbc news, our world. a warning: this programme contain scenes which some viewers may find upsetting.
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human remains, possibly a female, found lying near an unoccupied house. badly decomposed. hands and wrists still bound together. 30 years ago a young woman's body was discovered in the american midwest. nobody knew who she was. it is america's silent mast disaster, that there are so many people without names. she became known as grace doh, one of an estimated 250,000 unsolved murders in the us. i was going to keep looking, i didn't care what it took. now dna from genealogy websites is revolutionising cold case murder investigations like grace's, but at what cost? we have a multibillion—dollar industry unearthing the secrets
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of our genes. industry unearthing the secrets of our genes-— of our genes. you have an absolute _ of our genes. you have an absolute right _ of our genes. you have an absolute right to - of our genes. you have an absolute right to privacy i of our genes. you have an i absolute right to privacy but at the — absolute right to privacy but at the same token we have a right— at the same token we have a right to — at the same token we have a right to not get murdered and raped — raped. so who was grace raped. — so who was grace and can america's dna detectives find out who killed her? macro iron here in the middle of the us to follow a case that has stumped the police for more than 30 years now. i am particularly interested in it because the police are using a technique involving dna tracing thatis technique involving dna tracing that is revolutionising cases of missing people and also murder investigations, but it is also controversial. in december 1990, the body of a woman was discovered near an
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abandoned farmhouse in mcdonald county south—western missouri. the victim had been restrained with six types of rope. the police knew she had been murdered, but little else. 0scar tally road? 0scar tally road 7 awesome! 0scar tally road? awesome! we will see una bit. thanks. wow! this really is a dirt road. we are in the middle of nowhere stop behind, i'mjames. nice to meet you. stop behind, i'm james. nice to meet yon-— meet you. i'm gary from up the road. meet you. i'm gary from up the road- are _ meet you. i'm gary from up the road. are lovely _ meet you. i'm gary from up the road. are lovely to _ meet you. i'm gary from up the road. are lovely to meet - meet you. i'm gary from up the road. are lovely to meet you. l road. are lovely to meet you. lieutenant — road. are lovely to meet you. lieutenant hall— road. are lovely to meet you. lieutenant hall has _ road. are lovely to meet you. lieutenant hall has been - lieutenant hall has been working the case for 14 years. although he has driven by, he has never been to the site where the body was found. gary pugh, a neighbour, who lived on the road at the time of the discovery, has come to pinpoint the exact location. can you
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describe what it was like then? it was an old and deteriorated farmhouse. i smelt this odour, i did not know what it was. it was kind of faint. i thought it was... so we are talking right here where — so we are talking right here where they saw the skull at in the grass— where they saw the skull at in the grass and stuff. the skull and the — the grass and stuff. the skull and the mandible and everything else was— and the mandible and everything else was laid out back towards where — else was laid out back towards where the house laid this way with— where the house laid this way with the — where the house laid this way with the main part of her body and stuff _ for decades there was not a single lead in the case.
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unfortunately the autopsy did not show any because it was so degraded, they could not show what happened to her. what happened... they were not able to determine exactly how she was killed. to determine exactly how she was killed-— to determine exactly how she was killed. you did not have a name or— was killed. you did not have a name or how _ was killed. you did not have a name or how she _ was killed. you did not have a name or how she was - was killed. you did not have a name or how she was killed? | was killed. you did not have a - name or how she was killed? no, we did not _ name or how she was killed? no, we did not and _ name or how she was killed? no, we did not and we _ name or how she was killed? iifr, we did not and we do not know who she was. 0ne we did not and we do not know who she was. one of the newspapers or in the news and somebody said by the grace of god we would find out who she was and the name stark as grace. we are going to learn about collecting osteo metric data. grace's — collecting osteo metric data. grace's case was picked up by jennifer exton, a lecturer in anthropology at the university southeast missouri. a specialist in analysing bones, she offered to help. it is
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she offered to help. it is america's _ she offered to help. it is america's silent - she offered to help. it is america's silent mast i she offered to help. it is america's silent mast disaster, that there _ america's silent mast disaster, that there are so many people without — that there are so many people without names.— without names. grace doh's names were _ without names. grace doh's names were sent _ without names. grace doh's names were sent to - without names. grace doh'sj names were sent to jennifer without names. grace doh's - names were sent to jennifer and names were sent tojennifer and a new investigation began. names were sent to jennifer and a new investigation began. when we not a new investigation began. when we got the _ a new investigation began. when we got the remains _ a new investigation began. when we got the remains here, - a new investigation began. when we got the remains here, the - we got the remains here, the first— we got the remains here, the first thing _ we got the remains here, the first thing we did was estimation of sex, estimation of age — estimation of sex, estimation of age of— estimation of sex, estimation of age of death, stature estimation, ancestry estimation. but obviously this was an— estimation. but obviously this was an old case and it was unlikely— was an old case and it was unlikely we were going to magically look at these bones and knew who they belonged to. the case — and knew who they belonged to. the case seemed as cold as ever, but on the west coast of america one investigation was set to transform the way that law enforcement solves cold cases. , ., ., , law enforcement solves cold cases. , ., , cases. investigators used -ublicl cases. investigators used publicly shared _ cases. investigators used publicly shared dna - cases. investigators used i publicly shared dna data... cases. investigators used - publicly shared dna data... the golden state _ publicly shared dna data... the golden state killer or a ski mask— golden state killer or a ski mask and left no fingerprints but on — mask and left no fingerprints but on how police used to genealogy websites to... cbs contacted _ genealogy websites to... cbs
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contacted other _ genealogy websites to... (es contacted other genealogy websites... in contacted other genealogy websites. . ._ contacted other genealogy websites... ::'j~ , , , . websites... in 2018 the suspect for a notorious _ websites... in 2018 the suspect for a notorious serial _ websites... in 2018 the suspect for a notorious serial killer - for a notorious serial killer in california, the golden state killer, was arrested stop er after a murderous rampage in the late 70s and 80s, the hunt for the killer had gone cold until an unusual technique was used to find him involving genetic ancestry. ancestry websites are designed for people to find their genetic relatives through dna links at the police realised if they put the police realised if they put the golden state killer's dna into one of these websites, they could find the killer's relatives, a crucial clue. most ancestry websites do not allow law enforcement checks but if you do. the one the police used was a company called jed match. the golden state killer is almost a halo case for the success of the technology. you upload the profile, jet match will give back a series of matches and it basically says it will give you a name, and
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e—mail address and how much dna you share with that profile. effectively what they are doing is building family trees so you have to build back far enough until you reach what they call a most recent common ancestor and then figure out where the trees came together and then build forward from there. by doing that you are able to zero in on the potential suspect. the capture of the golden state killer was a proof of concept moment. the technique worked. so could it be used to identify grace? , . , grace? frustrated by their case, jennifer _ grace? frustrated by their case, jennifer and - grace? frustrated by their case, jennifer and her - grace? frustrated by their- case, jennifer and her students managed to raise enough money to pay some genealogy experts to pay some genealogy experts to look into the case. the company was founded shortly after the golden state killer was identified with a mission to solve unsolvable cases. you want to fine — to solve unsolvable cases. you want to fine hits _ to solve unsolvable cases. you want to fine hits within - to solve unsolvable cases. you want to fine hits within third cousins _ want to fine hits within third cousins to make the case tractable. we definitely had
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some — tractable. we definitely had some within the third cousin range — some within the third cousin range but there were no straightforward matches that were — straightforward matches that were within second cousins. that— were within second cousins. that is— were within second cousins. that is someone who would share a great great grandmother or grandfather, that kind of situation?— grandfather, that kind of situation?- like - grandfather, that kind of situation?- like with grandfather, that kind of situation? yes. like with the golden state _ situation? yes. like with the golden state killer, - situation? yes. like with the golden state killer, david and his team drew up another family tree. they worked out another common ancestor, a shared grey grandparent. using that family tree, they developed a theory. when 0thram did their search they came up with several different people who all shared the same dna with the person found in missouri, and one of those people is called danielle pixler. she lives in topeka, kansas. we have come here to speak to her. i kansas. we have come here to speak to her-— speak to her. i think i was in m 20s speak to her. i think i was in my 20s when _ speak to her. i think i was in my 20s when i _ speak to her. i think i was in my 20s when i started - speak to her. i think i was in my 20s when i started to - speak to her. i think i was in| my 20s when i started to get speak to her. i think i was in - my 20s when i started to get on facebook.
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as an adult, danielle was told she had an older brother and sister who she had never met. she managed to connect with her brother, robert, but she never found her sister, shawna. brother, robert, but she never found hersister, shawna. i found her sister, shawna. i made posters and printed flyers. i would go into little tiny towns. people thought i was stalking them. so where did you start putting these posters up? i so where did you start putting these posters up?— these posters up? i tried -auttin these posters up? i tried putting them _ these posters up? i tried putting them on - these posters up? i tried putting them on the - these posters up? i tried i putting them on the trees. these posters up? i tried - putting them on the trees. it did not work so i put them on stop signs, yield signs. i put them on car windows. i was going to keep looking, i did not care what it took for what i had to do. i didn't know if i was going to find who are or not, but i was going to keep looking. br; not, but i was going to keep lookinu. �* , . not, but i was going to keep lookinu. j , ., ., , looking. by building a family tree, 0thram _ looking. by building a family tree, 0thram was _ looking. by building a family tree, 0thram was able - looking. by building a family tree, 0thram was able to . looking. by building a family l tree, 0thram was able to work out that in all likelihood danielle was closely related to grace too. danielle was then
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asked by police to give a dna sample and it was a match. the murder victim was her sister, a sister who she had wanted to meet one day. i sister who she had wanted to meet one day.— sister who she had wanted to meet one day. i didn't know if it was her— meet one day. i didn't know if it was her or _ meet one day. i didn't know if it was her or not _ meet one day. i didn't know if it was her or not but - meet one day. i didn't know if it was her or not but it - meet one day. i didn't know if it was her or not but it sunk . it was her or not but it sunk in because i know 100% it is her. the nightmares are bad. i feel like i was there. in her. the nightmares are bad. i feel like i was there.— feel like i was there. in may this year. — feel like i was there. in may this year, grace _ feel like i was there. in may this year, grace doh - feel like i was there. in may this year, grace doh was . this year, grace doh was identified as shawna beth garber. these are the only two pictures that danielle has of her. danielle's dna essentially solve one part of this case, which is the queen now know that grace doh is actually shawna beth garber. that now raises a whole load of different questions because now we know who she is, we have to ask what was she doing and, of course, who murdered her?
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shawna was removed from her mother and adopted when she was five years old, before danielle was born. we are travelling to meet her older brother, robert, to find out more about the family and what shawna was like. so robert always thought that he would find shawna. it is pretty common that adopted brothers and sisters would try to find each other into adulthood. so this news that she had been killed and had been killed 30 years ago has hit him pretty hard. i want to find out firstly how that feels but secondly what kind of person shawna was, because he is one of the only people who we found who knew shawna, can
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remember shawna, and the kind of difficult upbringing that they had. this must be rob? rob? hello, rob, it'sjames. this must be rob? rob? hello, rob, it's james. it's this must be rob? rob? hello, rob, it'sjames. it's nice this must be rob? rob? hello, rob, it's james. it's nice to meet you, sarah. how's it going? nice to meet you. nice to meet you. going? nice to meet you. nice to meet you-— to meet you. our biological mother was... _ to meet you. our biological mother was... a _ to meet you. our biological mother was... a little - to meet you. our biological- mother was... a little demented and rather evil, to be nice about it. and, shejust...
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didn't take very good care of our sand... didn't take very good care of oursand... ——us and... iwas our sand... ——us and... i was the one that was the target of everything until the incident that got us taken away from her. and — i was way above and beyond everything else. she poured lighter fluid beyond everything else. she poured lighterfluid on shawna and through the match up her. —— threw the match at her. i'm sorry... -- threw the match at her. i'm sorry- - -_ -- threw the match at her. i'm sorry. . ._ yeah, - -- threw the match at her. i'm sorry. . ._ yeah, that - sorry... it's ok. yeah, that was--- _ sorry... it's ok. yeah, that was... after _ sorry... it's ok. yeah, that was... after that, - sorry... it's ok. yeah, that was... after that, i - sorry... it's ok. yeah, that was... after that, i only i sorry... it's ok. yeah, that. was... after that, i only saw shawna twice, maybe three times, after that. completely lost her. was the biggest part
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of my life, you know? the biggest part of me that has been missing since then. shawna was never _ been missing since then. shawna was never given _ been missing since then. shawna was never given a _ been missing since then. shawna was never given a funeral, - was never given a funeral, instead, her remains lay in storage in the hope the case would be solved. mr; storage in the hope the case would be solved.— storage in the hope the case would be solved. my sister has been sitting — would be solved. my sister has been sitting in _ would be solved. my sister has been sitting in a _ would be solved. my sister has been sitting in a box _ would be solved. my sister has been sitting in a box on - would be solved. my sister has been sitting in a box on a - been sitting in a box on a she” been sitting in a box on a shelf for 30 years. she won't be, any more. shelf for 30 years. she won't be. any more-— shelf for 30 years. she won't be, any more. advocates of this technology _ be, any more. advocates of this technology seat _ be, any more. advocates of this technology seat could _ be, any more. advocates of this technology seat could be - be, any more. advocates of this technology seat could be used l technology seat could be used to solve tens of thousands of murderers in the us alone, but there is a question of privacy
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here. do we want law enforcement knowing so much information about us? genetics isn't 'ust information about us? genetics isn'tjust any — information about us? genetics isn'tjust any old _ information about us? genetics isn'tjust any old tool— information about us? genetics isn'tjust any old tool for- information about us? genetics isn'tjust any old tool for law i isn'tjust any old tool for law enforcement, it is a particularly important tool because it is not like a phone number which you can change even a social security number which you can reissue if someone takes yours. it is a technology in its infancy. we do not know yet what it will tell us and how well it will tell us and how well it will tell us and how well it will tell us things about people. the big criticism of this technology is around consent. after i get my dna tested, i can go on to this site and upload my rod dna files to the website don't make here is the problem with that: i shared dna with my relatives, and critics argue once i have uploaded my dna and agree to law enforcement checks, i am by association also opting in my entire extended family. and using my dna, the police can link hundreds or perhaps even thousands of my genetic
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relatives to a crime, potentially none of whom have consented to being in a database used by police. shawna beth gabba's data came through because someone she had never met shed some dna. 0nce because someone she had never met shed some dna. once one person puts up their dna, they are agreeing for their entire extended family to be searchable, essentially, and thatis searchable, essentially, and that is a privacy issue. it’s that is a privacy issue. it's an interesting _ that is a privacy issue. it's an interesting issue i that is a privacy issue. it�*s an interesting issue but not necessarily specific to dna. suppose you and i are roommates at home, and i am not at the house, and the police come to your house and say, james, could i please take a look inside your home? if you say yes, you have essentially accepted that invitation for both of us. law enforcement does not access the underlying dna but they do and accessing the relationships that you would have two that unknown person. would have two that unknown erson. �* . . person. and that is the previously _ person. and that is the previously concerned. l
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person. and that is the previously concerned. i person. and that is the i previously concerned. i think the thing _ previously concerned. i think the thing that _ previously concerned. i think the thing that people i previously concerned. i think the thing that people have i previously concerned. i think| the thing that people have to make — the thing that people have to make their mind up. you have two _ make their mind up. you have two competing priorities here. the first— two competing priorities here. the first priority is that you have — the first priority is that you have an _ the first priority is that you have an absolute right to privacy. _ have an absolute right to privacy, but on the same token, you have — privacy, but on the same token, you have a — privacy, but on the same token, you have a competing priority, which — you have a competing priority, which is, — you have a competing priority, which is, we have the right to not get — which is, we have the right to not get murdered and raped. what — not get murdered and raped. what amount of privacy are we willing — what amount of privacy are we willing to — what amount of privacy are we willing to give up verses, you know. — willing to give up verses, you know, increased safety in society? _ know, increased safety in society?— know, increased safety in socie ? , ., society? missing people and murderers — society? missing people and murderers are _ society? missing people and murderers are one - society? missing people and murderers are one thing i society? missing people and murderers are one thing butj murderers are one thing but there is another concern here, two, that this technology won't be used for lesser and lesser crimes until it is endemic in the legal system. we crimes until it is endemic in the legal system.— crimes until it is endemic in the legal system. we hear about serial rape. _ the legal system. we hear about serial rape, we _ the legal system. we hear about serial rape, we care _ the legal system. we hear about serial rape, we care about i serial rape, we care about serial rape, we care about serial murder, but there might be cases for immigration or using it in a less serious crime contacts. we structure our society with suspicion based reasons to intrude on people's privacy because we feel is a community that was the right thing to do, even
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when it means occasionally some crimes go unsolved. i think it is incredibly hard to say this, i do not mean to minimise or be dismissive of the claim. but we do not make policies about the civil liberties of our whole society based on the personal feelings of single victims or the needs of single victims. there are an estimated 250,000 unsolved murders in the us alone, a number that increases by around 6000 each year. advocates of this technology say it is cruel to tell victim's family that the technology is available to solve a crime but it cannot be used. . . . , used. the privacy until
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original— used. the privacy until original company i used. the privacy until original company that l used. the privacy until i original company that she used. the privacy until - original company that she went through, instilled they contacted her and got her permission for them to give out her information, the lieutenant didn't know who she was, didn't know her name, didn't know where she was, you know, i hope they find out who did it. i hope they pay. # 0h, say can you see, by the dawn's early light?— dawn's early light? tonight's bi . dawn's early light? tonight's bi came dawn's early light? tonight's big game on _ dawn's early light? tonight's big game on the _ dawn's early light? tonight's big game on the field i dawn's early light? tonight's big game on the field is i big game on the field is painesville, _ big game on the field is painesville, two, - big game on the field is- painesville, two, anderson, one — painesville, two, anderson, one in— painesville, two, anderson, one. ,, , , ., painesville, two, anderson, one. " " ., painesville, two, anderson, one. ., one. in 1999, that was unusual, to have a _ one. in 1999, that was unusual, to have a murder, _ one. in 1999, that was unusual, to have a murder, you - one. in 1999, that was unusual, to have a murder, you know, i one. in 1999, that was unusual, l to have a murder, you know, one where we do not even know who the victim is, and cannot
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identify. we had as a decomposed body and skeletal remains. you could walk down the street or the road without any problems. it's like if i am driving around on patrol, always thinking, who brought her out to this part, dumped her, who did this? it was always on my mind. [30 her, who did this? it was always on my mind. do you think there is a — always on my mind. do you think there is a chance _ always on my mind. do you think there is a chance the _ always on my mind. do you think there is a chance the actual- there is a chance the actual murder can be solved? they really do- — murder can be solved? they really do- i— murder can be solved? they really do. i think _ murder can be solved? they really do. i think the i murder can be solved? they really do. i think the murder can be solved now we know who she is. —— i really do. and try to find the people who knew her when she was an adult, up to the point of the time she disappeared, that would be crucial in trying to find out who she is. this crucial in trying to find out who she is.— who she is. as far as unidentified - who she is. as far as unidentified human l who she is. as far as i unidentified human remains cases, if you look at the national missing and unidentified person system, there are something like 13,000
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sets of unidentified human remains. i sets of unidentified human remains. ~ sets of unidentified human remains-— sets of unidentified human remains. ~ ., ., ., , remains. i think a lot of these cases are _ remains. i think a lot of these cases are solvable. _ remains. i think a lot of these cases are solvable. they i remains. i think a lot of these cases are solvable. they may| cases are solvable. they may have — cases are solvable. they may have at — cases are solvable. they may have at one point not been solvable. _ have at one point not been solvable, but now that this technology is available, i think— technology is available, i think that it isjust going to be solved after a solve after solve — be solved after a solve after solve. in _ be solved after a solve after solve. , ,, ., ., �* solve. injune, shawna beth gabba was— solve. injune, shawna beth gabba was buried _ solve. injune, shawna beth gabba was buried in i solve. injune, shawna beth i gabba was buried in buckland, kansas. her brother, rob, and sister danielle looking on. there is still so much they do not know about their sister. they do not have a picture of her as an adult. whatever your view of the technology, though, the family was at least able to say goodbye.
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the family was at least able to say goodbye-— the family was at least able to say goodbye. you know, she will be near family, _ say goodbye. you know, she will be near family, she _ say goodbye. you know, she will be near family, she will - say goodbye. you know, she will be near family, she will be i be nearfamily, she will be near where, you know, we can go out and take care of her site. i suppose, if you think about just how cold this case was, it is very unlikely that shawna's identity would have ever been revealed and the murder investigation could step up if it was not for this technique. the process works, we know that, it is now down to countries across the world to work out whether or not they want to give law enforcement so much information, so much genetic information, about you and me.
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hello. a few places got close to 29 degrees on friday, it's likely over the weekend we will get above 30 for the first time this summer. mostly dry with hot sunshine and it is all because of high pressure which is taking up residence right on top of the uk. but notice there is a frontal system to the north, that will provide more cloud, especially across the north—west of scotland. some cloud to start the day across the irish sea coast, england, north wales, quite a lot of cloud for northern ireland and a little bit across the south of england. that will clear quite quickly but some cloud further north and west will be stubborn, staying quite grey, damp and windy for north west scotland, just 17 degrees for stornaway but in the sunshine in aberdeen, highs of 25. the cloud in northern ireland retreating to the coast, 26 inland through the afternoon, murky for some irish sea coast of north—west england and north wales, but inland, temperatures in a few places up to 29 or 30 degrees. always cooler around
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the coasts with sea breezes. at silverstone, for the british grand prix, it looks hot through saturday and more especially for race day on sunday, lots of sunshine. strong sunshine, very high uv levels for many, especially in the south and west of the uk. make sure you protect yourself if you are out and about for any length of time. heading through saturday night, we see long clear spells, especially down towards england and wales, northern ireland and scotland have more cloud, some of that filtering across the irish sea towards north wales and north—west england, pretty mild and warm night in places, 14, 15 or 16 degrees. sunday, the further south you are, expect sunshine again, further north, generally more cloud in the mix, and some patchy rain across the north of scotland. temperatures a little bit lower across the northern half of the uk, further south, another very warm or hot day, one or two places in the london area could get up to 30 or even 31 degrees. into the start of next week, our area of high pressure will still be with us but tending to slide further west, that will allow something of a northerly wind,
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knocking the edge off the temperatures, turning less hot, the odd shower in the south on monday and some rain later in the week.
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