Presser Thom McLoughlin - DNA cannot identify Legacy Funeral victims

Presser Thom McLoughlin, Assistant Chief Constable with Humberside Police states that the human ashes recovered at Legacy Independent Funeral Directors cannot be identified through DNA due to the cremation process "Whilst the expert opinion provides us with an assurance that proper crematorium processes have been followed, unfortunately given the high temperature required to carry out cremation, the DNA will have been broken down and degraded to such a level that we would not be able to recover a meaningful DNA profile. This means we are unable to attribute any of the human ashes or identify them" (BBC News 10pm Bulletin - 04/04/2024 - AEXZ288W)
Presser Thom McLoughlin, Assistant Chief Constable with Humberside Police states that the human ashes recovered at Legacy Independent Funeral Directors cannot be identified through DNA due to the cremation process "Whilst the expert opinion provides us with an assurance that proper crematorium processes have been followed, unfortunately given the high temperature required to carry out cremation, the DNA will have been broken down and degraded to such a level that we would not be able to recover a meaningful DNA profile. This means we are unable to attribute any of the human ashes or identify them" (BBC News 10pm Bulletin - 04/04/2024 - AEXZ288W)
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