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GENETIC DETECTIVE, THE [UPDATED]
Air Date: Tuesday, June 02, 2020
Time Slot: 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST on ABC
Episode Title: (#103) "Hunt for the Runaway Killer"
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CECE MOORE CRACKS A 1998 COLD CASE USING GENETIC GENEALOGY TO IDENTIFY THE MURDERER OF MOTHER-DAUGHTER SHERRI AND MEGAN SCHERER ON 'THE GENETIC DETECTIVE,' TUESDAY, JUNE 2, ON ABC

"Hunt for the Runaway Killer" - Investigative genetic genealogist CeCe Moore works with the New Madrid County Sheriff's Department on the 1998 murder of Sherri and Megan Scherer, a mother and daughter from New Madrid, Missouri. As the investigation takes Moore and detectives on a series of unexpected detours across the country, they uncover the identity of a previously unknown serial killer and Moore ends up meeting with the killer's daughter. The episode features interviews with Steven Scherer, son and brother to the victims; law enforcement from New Madrid and Greenville, South Carolina, and Memphis, Tennessee; the killer's daughter Deborah Brashers-Claunch; DNA expert Ruth Montgomery; and TV reporter Kathy Sweeney. A new episode of "The Genetic Detective" premieres TUESDAY, JUNE 2 (10:00-11:00 p.m. EDT), on ABC.

"The Genetic Detective" is a co-production with ABC News and XCON Productions. Carrie Cook and Marc Dorian serve as co-executive producers for ABC News. Christine Connor is executive producer, and Christopher K. Dillon is co-executive producer for XCON Productions. CeCe Moore is producer.

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GENETIC DETECTIVE, THE (ABC)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
5/26/20 - ???
STATUS:
on hiatus or fate to be determined
TIME SLOT:
completed airing its current season
CURRENT SEASON:
1 (6 episodes)
ADDITIONAL NOTES:
completed airing its first season on 6/30/20; has yet to be renewed for a second season
DESCRIPTION:
(from ABC's press release, May 2020) ABC News presents a new prime-time series, "The Genetic Detective," that follows investigative genetic genealogist CeCe Moore and her work with DNA technology company Parabon NanoLabs. In the series, Moore and her team are revolutionizing crime solving by working with police departments and accessible crime scene DNA to help trace the path of a criminal suspect's family tree, uncover their identity and bring them to justice. "The Genetic Detective" premieres Tuesday, May 26 (10:00 - 11:00 p.m. EDT), on ABC. For the past decade, Moore, a self-trained genetic genealogist, has pioneered genetic genealogy techniques utilizing a growing body of genetic data in conjunction with traditional genealogical records to help adoptees find their birth parents and to solve family mysteries. Since 2018, Moore has used her unique research skills to transform the face of crime solving, helping to identify more than 100 violent criminal suspects. "I had a growing passion for genetic genealogy and I recognized its power very early on. Yet at the time, in 2010, there was no such thing as a professional genetic genealogist so I had to blaze my own trail in order to make this my full-time career," said Moore. "I knew the potential these techniques had for solving mysteries - really, for any type of human identification. Whether it is an adoptee looking to find their birth parents or helping law enforcement track down a potential suspect, this process provides answers in a new way and helps a family move beyond something that's painful or has been burdening them."
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· CeCe Moore
CREW INFORMATION:
· Carrie Cook as CO-EP
· CeCe Moore as PROD
· Christine Connor as EP
· Christopher K. Dillon as CO-EP
· Marc Dorian as CO-EP
GENRE(S):
· reality (all)
· reality (documentary)
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· ABC News
· XCON Productions