Antoinette Briley Wiki – Antoinette Briley Biography
Antoinette Briley, from Holland, Michigan, is charged with two first-degree murders. Sheriff Thomas Dart of Cook County, Illinois, said on Saturday that investigators used new advances in genetic genealogy to accuse a Michigan woman of murder in the 2003 deaths of her twin newborn sons.
Antoinette Briley Age
She is 41 years old.
Antoinette Briley Arrest & Charge
Dart said Briley was arrested on Thursday in Oak Lawn, Illinois.
The trial began on June 6, 2003, when a Waste Management employee emptied trash cans on an alley in Stickney Township, Illinois, seeing the bodies of children in the front lift bucket of a garbage truck.
Dart said in a press release that the autopsy determined the children were born alive and died without drowning. The deaths were considered murder.
Despite a thorough investigation at the time, the case remained unsolved.
Investigators reopened the case in 2018, using DNA obtained at the scene and the latest advances in the field of genetic genealogy. The sheriff’s office said this effort provided a breakthrough that allowed researchers to identify Briley as the potential birth mother of the victims.
Dart said the detectives went to Michigan, the Netherlands, and bought a discarded item with Briley’s DNA on it, paired with the children’s DNA.
Investigators learned on Thursday that Briley was in Cook County and organized a traffic stop to detain her.
A bond hearing is scheduled for Briley on Saturday afternoon.