Yogurt Shop Controversy: Privacy vs. Science

Thirty years after the high-profile murders of four teenage girls at a North Austin yogurt shop, the case’s long-awaited closure could hinge on a single strand of DNA. That DNA, and samples like it, have fueled a growing national debate pitting scientific advancement against personal privacy concerns.

That’s all we’ve ever done is ask for help,” said Bob Ayers, whose daughter, 13-year-old Amy, was among those killed in 1991 in one of the city’s most infamous cases. “And now that we’ve found something, we can’t get it.”

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