Once a DNA profile is developed, this profile can be searched against a database of convicted offender DNA profiles. If the DNA profile matches with a convicted offender, the laboratory will need to confirm the match and obtain the identity of the suspect. The DNA profile can also be searched against a database of crime scene DNA profiles. If there is a match through this database, the laboratory will need to confirm the match. If this match is confirmed, it will link the two crime scenes together. “Linking” crime scenes does not automatically resolve a case, but it is a good reason for investigative personnel to further investigate both crimes.