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GENETIC DETECTIVE, THE
Air Date: Tuesday, June 09, 2020
Time Slot: 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST on ABC
Episode Title: (#104) "Who Killed Angie Dodge?"
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CECE MOORE INVESTIGATES A 1996 MURDER CASE WITH THE MOST DEGRADED DNA SAMPLE EVER USED TO IDENTIFY A KILLER THROUGH GENETIC GENEALOGY AND HELPS EXONERATE AN INNOCENT MAN ON ABC NEWS' 'THE GENETIC DETECTIVE,' TUESDAY, JUNE 9, ON ABC

"Who Killed Angie Dodge?" - Police in Idaho Falls, Idaho, have spent the last 23 years trying to solve the case of 18-year-old Angie Dodge who was raped and murdered in her own apartment in 1996. They turn to investigative genetic genealogist CeCe Moore, but no genetic genealogist has ever solved a case using such degraded DNA. Despite the challenge, Moore is able to come up with the name of the potential killer. The episode follows the Idaho Police Department as they track the suspect, collect his DNA and match it to the DNA found at the crime scene. Cameras are rolling as police move in for a heart-pounding arrest. Moore's work on this case also helps exonerate Chris Tapp, who was wrongly accused of Dodge's murder and spent 20 years in prison. The episode features interviews with Angie's mother, Carol Dodge; Idaho Falls Police Department's Captain Bill Squires; Detective Jeff Pratt; and reporter Bryan Clark. A new episode of "The Genetic Detective" premieres TUESDAY, JUNE 9 (10:00-11:00 p.m. EDT), on ABC. Episodes can also be viewed the next day on demand and on Hulu.

"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