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Posted by: thepinetree on 08/23/2021 09:40 AM Updated by: thepinetree on 08/23/2021 02:20 PM
Expires: 01/01/2026 12:00 AM
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Calaveras Sheriff’s Cold Case Team Exhumed Remains from Ng & Lake Serial Murder Cases with Hope in Updated DNA Technology

San Andreas, CA...The Calaveras County Sheriff’s Office has a small group of deputies who, in addition to their regular duties, review and investigate unsolved “Cold Cases”. Generally, the team focuses on unsolved homicides, missing persons, and unidentified remains.






Advances in technology over the years have improved the ability to identify human remains including those previously determined to be unsuitable for DNA analysis. Recognizing these advances, the Calaveras County Sheriff’s Office contacted the California Department of Justice to discuss the possibility of identifying previously unidentified human remains associated with the Charles Ng and Leonard Lake serial killings. These crimes occurred in Wilseyville (Calaveras County) and in other locations in California during the 1980’s. Discussions, meetings, and planning have occurred over the past two years, and plans were made to remove the remains from their current location and submit them to the California Department of Justice for DNA analysis.

At the conclusion of the criminal trial and conviction of serial killer Charles Ng in the 1990’s, the remains were placed into a crypt in a cemetery located in San Andreas, CA. As of the morning of August 17th, 2021, the remains were removed from the crypt following a few words and an invocation by a Sheriff’s Chaplain. The Calaveras County Sheriff’s Office Cold Case Team is working directly with Criminalists from the California Department of Justice and two expert Forensic Anthropologists to respectfully catalog and analyze the remains to determine their viability for DNA analysis.

If remains are determined to be amenable to DNA typing, the California Department of Justice will compare the DNA obtained from the remains to the DNA of participating next of kin of known victims. The Calaveras Sheriff’s Office is attempting to locate families of missing persons who may have fallen victim to Ng and Lake. Any unmatched DNA will be submitted to the Missing Persons DNA Database for comparison and with hope of future identification.

Through this project, the Calaveras County Sheriff’s Office is seeking to bring closure to the victims’ next of kin by potentially identifying their loved ones’ remains. At the conclusion of the analysis, remains will be held as legally necessary, returned to loved ones, or re-interred.


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DNA
Posted on: 2021-08-23 10:27:56   By: Anonymous
 
It’s been around a while we are in 2021


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    Re: DNA
    Posted on: 2021-08-23 10:58:34   By: Anonymous
     
    Didn't those two bastards torch their victims bodies?
    "DNA extracted from burnt bone fragments may be highly degraded, making an amplification of genetic markers difficult or even impossible. Furthermore, heavily burnt bones are very prone to contamination with external DNA"


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      Re: DNA
      Posted on: 2021-08-23 11:07:46   By: Anonymous
       
      Thanks Perry Mason

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        Re: DNA
        Posted on: 2021-08-23 12:11:02   By: Anonymous
         
        Are you a million years old? At least call him Colombo.

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          Re: DNA
          Posted on: 2021-08-23 13:04:55   By: Anonymous
           
          Well thank you , Sgt. Joe Friday

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            Re: DNA
            Posted on: 2021-08-23 14:40:53   By: Anonymous
             
            Thay Way Lo

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      Re: DNA
      Posted on: 2021-08-23 19:24:11   By: Anonymous
       
      Some, not all.

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The worst horror
Posted on: 2021-08-23 12:20:24   By: Anonymous
 
To this day this just haunts me. This exact thing that happens with those that come here to hide out is still a problem today. Know your neighbor and help create a tight community. This is exactly why all you that move here out of the blue are suspect. It will take you years to establish yourselves into the community. Are you a mass murder psycho? What are you hiding?

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    Re: The worst horror
    Posted on: 2021-08-23 13:06:33   By: Anonymous
     
    Or maybe the Feds moved me to Calaveras. Who knows.
    😎

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      Re: The worst horror
      Posted on: 2021-08-23 13:41:53   By: Anonymous
       
      I’m am the feds

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      Re: The worst horror
      Posted on: 2021-08-23 13:42:49   By: Anonymous
       
      Hopefully they can finally I.D. Merita.

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        Re: The worst horror
        Posted on: 2021-08-23 14:28:29   By: Anonymous
         
        Don't forget about the speed freak killers.

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          Re: The worst horror
          Posted on: 2021-08-23 14:41:36   By: Anonymous
           
          Maybe Derby can make a cartoon?

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            Re: The worst horror
            Posted on: 2021-08-23 15:45:52   By: Anonymous
             
            Darby, dang it. How many times do you need to be told?

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            Re: The worst horror
            Posted on: 2021-08-24 06:36:05   By: Anonymous
             
            It's Darby

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No Subject
Posted on: 2021-08-23 15:44:43   By: Anonymous
 
Make your criticisms if you must but there was some bad mojo going down back in the day on that side of Calaveras. More than a few went missing and some women were apparently held as sex slaves for a time, including a young woman who heard her husband and young son shot. Ng was a monster who thought he could get away with anything in a secluded West Point hovel. Bodies turned up periodically in New Melones, too.

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    Re:
    Posted on: 2021-08-23 17:20:55   By: Anonymous
     
    Wilseyville. Get it right.

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      Re:
      Posted on: 2021-08-23 19:25:17   By: Anonymous
       
      Okay, thanks.

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      Re:
      Posted on: 2021-08-23 22:42:36   By: Anonymous
       
      Wilseyville, West Point. What's the diff?

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