Woman's DNA test results reveal shocking truth about father

Woman's DNA test results reveal shocking truth about father

The 36-year-old's parents had consulted the doctor, who was involved in fertility issues, before her birth.

The lawsuit alleges Ms Rowlette's father, Howard Fowler, was diagnosed by Dr Mortimer as having a low sperm count, while her mother, Sally Ashby, had a tipped uterus. The solution seemed simple in his view: Mix Rowlette's father's sperm with a small amount of an anonymous donor's sperm. They wanted him to be a college student who looked like the father, with brown hair and blue eyes, and had a height of over six-feet.

"However, instead of using donor genetic material and Mr. Fowler's genetic material as promised, Dr. Mortimer inseminated Ms. Ashby with his own genetic material", the 14-page lawsuit complaint stated, as reported by Newsweek.

Before the DNA test, Ms Rowlette had not been aware that her parents had trouble conceiving and of her mother's artificial insemination. They had attended Dr Mortimer's former Idaho Falls clinic for IUI (artificial insemination) during the early 1980s.

But the lawsuit claims that when Mortimer performed the procedure in the summer of 1980, he used his own sperm. "Dr. Mortimer knew Kelli Rowlette was his biological daughter but did not disclose this to Ms. Ashby or Mr. Fowler", the lawsuit alleges.

That's when Rowlette took an Ancestry.com DNA test and noticed that her results predicted a parent-child relationship with Mortimer.

It is also alleged that he cried when the family announced their plans to move to Washington, some 3000 miles away.

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According to court documents, Kelli Rowlette's parents, Ms. Ashby and Mr. Fowler, were a married couple struggling to conceive in 1979 in Idaho Falls, Idaho when they became patients of OGA under the care of Dr. Gerald E. Mortimer, an OB/GYN.

Websites like Ancestry.com and 23andMe purport to give people insight into where they and their families came from through DNA testing. Dr Mortimer delivered her.

The lawsuit states that Rowlette was "horrified" and contacted her parents "in a panic to relay what she had found".

Mortimer could not immediately be reached for comment, and it's not clear whether he has an attorney.

She told her mother that the test hadn't worked and Ms Ashby realised she recognised the name that had been identified, according to the legal papers. "We are committed to delivering the most accurate results, however with this, people may learn of unexpected connections". "With Ancestry, customers maintain ownership and control over their DNA data".

Over three months, Ashby underwent nine treatments. "He knowingly used his own genetic material in the process". He received a one-year suspended sentence after pleading guilty to two charges of obstruction of justice, the Chicago Tribune reported.

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