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Korean Journal of Legal Medicine 2007;31(2):171-174.
Published online November 30, 2007.
A Case Related to Identifying Missing Person by the floods in 2006.
Eung Soo Kim, Dong Sub Lee, Jin Hee Kim, Moon Hee Park, Young Joo Kim, Dae Yeol Kim, Sung Jin Cho, Young wan Kim, Byung Ha Choi, Young Shik Choi
1Forensic Medicine Division, Eastern District, National Institute of Scientific Investigation, Wonju. pooh@nisi.go.kr
2DNA Analysis Division, National Institute of Scientific Investigation, Seoul.
The fifteen persons from In-jae, Kang-won do, were missing by floods on July 2006. In relation to the this case, the two unidentified corpses were found nearby So-yang lake on June and September 2007, respectively. In these cases, autosome short tandem repeats (STR) and Y-STR were used for identification. The AmpFlSTR Identifiler kit (amelogenin and 15 STRs) and the AmpFlSTR Yfiler kit (16 Y-STRs) are analysed by multiplex-PCR and automated fluorescent detection using Perkin Elmer Prism 310 DNA sequencer. Finally we could found identify the two missing persons.
Key Words: human identification, missing person, short tandem repeat(STR), Y-STR, floods


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