After skimming through some of the comments on the AP article about the “Karen Abigail” situation, I know that there’s been a lot of questions pertaining to whether or not a DNA test has been done between the child in question and Loyda Rodríguez. To the best of my knowledge, the adoptive family, the Monahans, have not been cooperative. On the Guatemalan side, however, a sample of DNA from Loyda Rodríguez has been compared to that on file with US testing facility LabCorp for “Karen Abigail,” who is now in Missouri.
The results? According to La Fundación de Antropología Forense Guatemala (FAFG), Loyda Rodríguez and”Karen Abigail” are a 99.6% match for maternity.
I took these photos during one of my reporting trips to Guatemala for “Finding Fernanda.”