The mysterious death from January 1996 was solved primarily through DNA testing since 2021, officials said.
DNA samples helped authorities in the Athens area find the baby boy's father. He admitted having sex with a UGA student while living on campus, authorities said.
WAGA-TV reports the unidentified father only remembered his sex partner's last name. He was correct, as investigators determined Katherine Grant was the baby's mother through a DNA test of her brother.
Grant died by suicide in 2004 after moving away from the Athens area, officials said.
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Current UGA Chief P. Daniel Silk was an Athens Police officer in 1996. He said in a statement that he's "moved by the outpouring of concern and care from the UGA community and beyond."
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