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Old 01-07-2019, 07:15 PM
Procrustus is offline
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Originally Posted by Chronos View Post
I've a hunch that, as the story develops, one obvious suspect will emerge, with enough probable cause that the police will be able to get a warrant for his DNA.

That said, a legal hypothetical: Suppose that it were possible to narrow down the list of possible suspects to a finite and manageable number. And suppose that all but one of those men voluntarily offered a DNA sample to the police, and that all of those samples were verified as not being the father. Could that fact be used as evidence against the last suspect?
If all but one possible suspects can be ruled out, a judge would probably find probable cause for a search warrant to take a DNA sample.