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The Genetic Detective follows investigative genetic genealogist CeCe Moore as she uses her unique research skills to transform the face of crime solving. By working with police departments and crime scene DNA, Moore is able to trace the path of a violent criminal's family tree to reveal their identity and help bring them to justice.

The Genetic Detective is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (6 episodes). The series first aired on May 26, 2020.

The Genetic Detective is available for streaming on the website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch The Genetic Detective on demand atHulu, ABC online.

Tuesday 10:00 PM et/pt on ABC
1 Season, 6 Episodes
May 26, 2020
Crime, Documentary & Biography
7.3/10
Cast: CeCe Moore, Steve Armentrout, Ellen Greytak
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The Genetic Detective Full Episode Guide

  • CeCe Moore gets an email from a St. George, Utah, detective asking her to work her first "hot" case, the rape of a 79-year-old woman that happened just three weeks prior. CeCe gets to work, knowing the rapist could easily strike again. Also: CeCe sees the first jury trial conviction from a case on which she worked, the suspect identified in the murder of Jay Cook and Tanya Van Cuylenborg from the series premiere.

  • The Genetic Detective follows investigative genetic genealogist CeCe Moore as she uses her unique research skills to transform the face of crime solving.

  • CeCe Moore's work on the 1996 rape and murder of an 18-year-old in Idaho leads police to the potential killer and helps exonerate the wrongly accused man who spent 20 years in prison for the crime.

  • Investigative genetic genealogist CeCe Moore works with the New Madrid County Sheriff's Department on the 1998 murder of Sherri and Megan Scherer, a mother and daughter from New Madrid, Missouri. As the investigation takes Moore and detectives on a series of unexpected detours across the country, they uncover the identity of a previously unknown serial killer and Moore ends up meeting with the killer's daughter. The episode features interviews with Steven Scherer, son and brother to the victims; law enforcement from New Madrid and Greenville, South Carolina, and Memphis, Tennessee; the killer's daughter Deborah Brashers-Claunch; DNA expert Ruth Montgomery; and TV reporter Kathy Sweeney.

  • Moore works with Seattle's Snohomish County Sheriff's Office and takes on her first-ever cold case as a genetic genealogist - the double homicide of Jay Cook and Tanya Van Cuylenborg. The young couple disappeared in 1987 after taking a ferry from Vancouver to Seattle and were later found miles apart, gagged, bound and brutally murdered. With a smattering of clues, but no real leads, the case was cold for 30 years. The episode includes interviews with Jay's parents, Gordon and Leona Cook; Tanya's brother, John Van Cuylenborg; Snohomish County law enforcement retired Sheriff Rick Bart and Detective Jim Scharf; and radio reporter Hanna Scott.