The New York Times
A federal judge in Manhattan has been asked to determine if a lawsuit can proceed that accuses the New York City Medical Examiner’s Office of stealing the secrets behind a computer program used to identify the remains of 9/11 victims.
A Montgomery County man who spent 15 years in prison for murder was cleared of the charge last week after a different jury heard new DNA evidence and emotional testimony from the defendant himself.
National Institute of Justice
NIJ has issued a solicitation, Strategic Approaches to Sexual Assault Kit Evidence: An Action Research Projects, to identify solutions to the nationwide problem of untested evidence in sexual assault cases.
Who is she?
This question has crossed the mind of Austin County Justice of the Peace Precinct 4 Dennis King nearly every day for over 35 years.
Mercury News/Associated Press
RIVERSIDE, Calif.—A World War II airman has been buried in California 67 years after his bomber crashed on a southwest Pacific island.
B-24 tail gunner Claude “Bud” Ray’s whereabouts were a mystery for six decades, then a New Guinea villager found the wreckage in the jungle seven years ago. Army investigators identified him this year through DNA analysis.
Canada East/Associated Press
ROME – Authorities in Sicily exhumed the presumed body of a legendary Sicilian bandit Salvatore Giuliano in an attempt to put to rest doubts that the corpse isn’t that of the outlaw who terrorized the island’s countryside in the 1940s.
PHOENIX — On television, police can get a DNA match in minutes.
In the real world, it doesn’t really work that way. On average, it takes 14 days to process a DNA sample, according to forensics experts, but scientists in the Valley are working to change that.
Taking a DNA sample is relatively easy. It can be done by swabbing the inside of a persons mouth or taking a blood sample. It’s something done to every person convicted of a felony. Their DNA profile is then sent to the state crime lab, where it is kept in a database database with other convicted offenders. Then, evidence collected at a crime scene is run through the DNA database to see if there’s match.
Almost a year ago, CBS News broadcast a two part series on a five month investigation into tens of thousands of untested rape kits nationwide.
Today, the White House announced a new initiative aimed at ending the rape kit backlog…
Utica Observer Dispatch.com
ROME — City police will soon begin collect DNA evidence at the scene of all burglaries it investigates, and will send its officers on follow-up visits in domestic violence cases.