Brown County Sheriff to Use "Revolutionary" Technology to Solve Murder
BROWN COUNTY, TX-- (Brown County Sheriff's Office Press Release) Sheriff Vance Hill and District Attorney Micheal Murray agreed to contract with Parabon Snapshot out of Reston, Virginia, a DNA Phenotyping Company that uses revolutionary new forensic DNA analysis that can accurately predict the physical appearance and ancestry of an unknown person from DNA, in the Rhonda Chantay Blankinship murder investigation.
Parabaon Snapshot was provided DNA from this investigation and developed a composite profile that includes eye color, skin color, hair color, face morphology, and detailed biogeographic ancestry.
The composite profile will share facial and skin tone characteristics with the possible suspect in this investigation.
This composite profile is not an exact photograph of what the suspect looks like. This composite profile uses percentages to show the accuracy of appearance to include hair color, eye color, skin color, and skin markings (freckles).
This profile composite shows that the suspect will have fair/very fair skin color at a 79.6 percent confidence. Not brown/dark brown at 99.3 percent confidence.
This profile composite shows the suspect will have blue/green eyes at a 91.8 percent confidence. Not hazel/brown/black at 91.8 percent confidence.
This profile composite shows the suspect will have brown/blond hair at a 97.9 percent confidence. Not Black at 97.9 percent confidence.
This profile composite shows the suspect will have few/some freckles at 33.3 percent confidence. Not zero at 95.8 percent confidence.
The composite profile shows a white male with brown/light brown hair.The hair style on the composite profile is not an accurate depiction of the suspect. Hair style, length, and thickness can only be done if a witness observed and described the suspect. The composite profile does not depict any facial hair or scarring. Facial hair and scarring can only be done if a witness observed and described the suspect.The accurate age of the suspect cannot be identified with DNA. This composite profile depicts a person at the age of 25.
Hill wants the public to understand that this composite profile is not a photograph or actual image of the suspect in the Rhonda Chantay Blankinship murder case. This composite profile is an investigative tool that helps determine what the suspect possibly looks like.
Hill is asking the public to look at the composite profile and contact the Brown County Sheriff’s Office with any information. The public can contact the Brown County Sheriff’s Office at 325-646-5510 or Crime Stoppers at 325-646-1982.
Hill said in a Thursday press conference that this will likely be a Capital Murder case.