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Descendants of possible Tulsa massacre victims can give DNA

City of Tulsa

People who believe they are descendants of Tulsa Race Massacre victims can now provide genetic material to help scientists try to identify remains of possible victims.

Laboratory director Danny Hellwig with Intermountain Forensics said Wednesday that researchers are not ready to try to match DNA yet, but an outpouring of requests on how to provide genetic material led them to begin the process of accepting donations at www.tulsa1921dna.org.

The Salt Lake City nonprofit foundation is examining 14 sets of remains removed from a local cemetery a year ago.

The remains have not been confirmed as victims of the 1921 massacre, a finding that officials say could be impossible.