Two decades ago on June 13, 1996, Angie Raye Dodge (age 18 yrs old) was brutally murdered in her Idaho Falls, ID. apartment. A distinct male DNA sample was left at the crime scene. Over the past several years, the Idaho Falls Police Department tested 100+ DNA samples of potential suspects that did not match the DNA left at the crime scene.
In May, 2019, CeCe Moore, genetic genealogist was able to find a lead through GEDmatch that led to a DNA match and arrest of Brain Leigh Dripps, Sr. of Caldwell, ID.
Martin Kaste with NPR, reported that there are an estimated 200,000+ unsolved murder cases dating back as early as 1960's. UNSOLVED Cases leave murder victims with no justice and their families with no answers.
It is known that with advanced DNA technology and proper DNA collection/analysis, could lead to a conviction of the guilty, and at times exonerate the innocent.
With your donation to "5 for HOPE", your donation will then be re-allocated to Non-profit Cold Case Foundations, Police Departments that are unfunded and to purchase testing equipment/supplies for further technology advancements, which eventually could help solve other cold cases and bring closure to many other victims and their families.
A heartfelt "Thank you" to those who have donated and shared this page in loving memory of Angie.
Your Go Fund me donation is greatly appreciated!
- Marie Peterson
- Regina Quinn
- Michael Zitz-Evancih
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