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Woman Who Denied Killing Her Sister Exonerated With Genetic Genealogy

Jodi was 13 when her 15-year-old sister, Reesa, was stabbed to death at their grandparent’s home in 1984. For years, she says, many people in the town accused her of murdering the teen, which she vehemently denied. WATCH: Cold Case: “I Didn’t Murder My 15-Year-Old Sister! The False Accusations and Small Town Gossip Haunt Me” By the time Jodie appeared on Dr. Phil in season 17, the investigation had gone cold and she said she was desperate to clear her name once and for all. TELL DR. PHIL YOUR STORY: Have you been accused and want to clear your name? After Jodie’s appearance, authorities, using advanced DNA testing and genetic genealogy, were finally able to identify Reesa’s killer – exonerating Jodie. Watch the video above to find out who police named as Reesa’s alleged killer. WATCH: Professional Cleaners Help Couple With Clutter-Filled Home – But Does It Stay Clean? Tune in to Wednesday’s episode to see how other former Dr. Phil guests say they’re doing since their stories first aired. Check here for your local listing. TELL DR. PHIL YOUR STORY: Are you involved in a story making headlines?

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