“Why just listen to a murder podcast when you can help police comb through genealogical databases for the second cousins of suspected killers and their unidentified victims?” That’s a question that a lot of people who love true crime content have been asking themselves. For some, the habit has evolved from listening to stories about crimes to putting dollars behind getting those crimes solved. NYT (Gift Article): The True Crime-Obsessed Philanthropists Paying to Catch Killers. “When the police can’t afford to solve cold cases using DNA databases, deep-pocketed donors can.”