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06 February 17

KFS provides DNA match in Saddleworth Moor mystery man identification

KFS has supported Greater Manchester Police in their investigation into the unidentified body of a man found on Saddleworth Moor, using DNA.

The deceased has recently been identified as David Lytton, 67, from London who had flown into Heathrow from Pakistan two days before his body was discovered.

Mr Lytton, who had lived in Lahore for 10 years, was discovered fully clothed next to a  reservoir with no wallet, phone or identification.

Police were able to track down Mr Lytton using a passenger list, photographs and CCTV footage, which was used to trace his journey from London to Saddleworth Moor.

KFS scientists were able to obtain DNA profiles from the deceased and load the profiles to the National DNA Database, The Northern Irish Database, Missing persons database and Interpol, but were unable to obtain a match.

However, our scientists were able to use our paternity testing service to generate a match with Mr Lytton’s mother.  

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