Daily Archives: September 13, 2010

French to study Toscan du Plantier evidence


Irish Times.com
Minister for Justice Dermot Ahern has agreed to allow a French forensic investigation team to travel to Ireland to carry out their own examination on evidence gathered by gardaí investigating the murder of Sophie Toscan du Plantier in west Cork.

A spokesman for the Minister for Justice confirmed to The Irish Times that permission had been granted for the move after investigating French magistrate Judge Patrick Gachon wrote to the Irish authorities during the summer seeking access to the evidence.

Police Investigate Slaying of Malaysian Millionaire

The Wall Street Journal
Mr. Bakri said investigators were conducting DNA analysis to determine the identity of remains found at the river. Investigators were also looking into whether one of the two lawyers detained was involved in the disappearance of four additional people. Police were awaiting results of the forensic tests Monday.

Inmate’s release is sought after DNA test of shirt


Sarasota Herald
MANATEE COUNTY – Prosecutors are fighting the release of a Palmetto man who has served 17 years in prison on a rape conviction that advocates say should be reversed due to new DNA evidence, court records filed Friday state.

DNA linked to Iowa suspect

Omaha.com
The Iowa Crime Laboratory has confirmed that DNA samples collected from two sex assault victims were from Todd A. Mills of Shelby, Iowa, according to the Pottawattamie County Sheriff’s Office.

DNA on a handgun found in Mills’ possession was from another woman he is suspected of assaulting, Sheriff Jeff Danker said Friday.

Man arrested in 1988 Apple Valley murders


ABC Channel 7 California
APPLE VALLEY, Calif. (KABC) — A 59-year-old man suspected of murdering an Apple Valley couple decades ago was arrested in Kentucky on Saturday.

Investigators said Harold Toney killed his boss Hulon Hughes and his wife, Elaine in October 1988.

Cold case murders may be connected


The Courier of Montgomery County
Around two decades ago, the bodies of five murdered Houston women were discovered in Montgomery County over a three-year period.

Although law enforcement officials never arrested anyone in connection with the murders, a detective in the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office Cold Case Squad believes the cases could be linked.