Episode 3: Joan

James Raymond Taylor’s freshman photo, Sevastopol High School, Sturgeon Bay, WI yearbook, The Pioneer, 1954, pp 22.
James Raymond Taylor, from a 1961 photo released by the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office

A retired database programmer finds herself in the middle of a case involving the unidentified remains of a family member. The experience motivated her to become an investigative genetic genealogist, despite her disinterest in true crime. She was recruited to help solve the Peggy Beck case, and shares more information on what it took to identify suspect James Raymond Taylor who, at the time of the Beck murder, was a married father with a baby on the way.


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