Google: The Crime Solver

By Deane Barker on October 8, 2004

Google IDs 1993 hit-and-run victim

Ditter said he turned to Google after reading a series of newspaper stories about long-unsolved missing-person cases. After a week he was focusing on about a dozen cases.

Finally, he came across a distinctive pair of glasses in a photograph on the Web sites of the Texas Department of Public Safety and the Doe Network, an international volunteer organization devoted to solving unidentified cases.