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GENETIC DETECTIVE, THE
Air Date: Tuesday, June 16, 2020
Time Slot: 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST on ABC
Episode Title: (#101) "The Deadly Playdate"
[NOTE: The following article is a press release issued by the aforementioned network and/or company. Any errors, typos, etc. are attributed to the original author. The release is reproduced solely for the dissemination of the enclosed information.]

THE IDENTITY OF A KILLER WHO TAUNTED POLICE FOR DECADES AFTER MURDERING AN 8-YEAR-OLD IS UNCOVERED ON ABC NEWS' 'THE GENETIC DETECTIVE,' TUESDAY, JUNE 16, ON ABC

"The Deadly Playdate" - The killer of 8-year-old April Tinsley taunted police for decades in Fort Wayne, Indiana, leaving notes and threats with viable DNA samples, but they still couldn't catch him until now. Interviews featured in the episode include April's mother, Janet Tinsley, and cousin Kristina Snyder; Fort Wayne Police Department's Detective Brian Martin and retired detective Danny Jackson; coroner Chris Meihls; retired forensic scientist Linda McDonald; reporter Jamie Duffy; and Parabon NanoLabs' founder Steve Armentrout and director of bioinformatics Ellen Greytak. A new episode of "The Genetic Detective" premieres TUESDAY, JUNE 16 (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