Officials in New York are weighing whether to use a familial DNA search to get a lead in the case of a runner who was strangled and killed, the Associated Press reports.

Police have a DNA profile of the suspected killer, but no matches have come up in the system. To expand their net, prosecutors and police are asking to be able to search for people in the database who might be related to their suspect.

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