Daily Archives: December 2, 2010

Casey Anthony defense team files expert witness list


Orlando Sentinel
The Casey Anthony defense team has filed a new, amended expert witness list in court with a full-roster of big-name scientists expected to testify at Anthony’s upcoming murder trial.

Bone DNA Matches Sample From Zahra’s Home


WSOC TV
HICKORY, N.C. — DNA from bones found in the Dudley Shoals area of Caldwell County match a DNA sample taken from Zahra Baker’s home, Hickory police said Wednesday.

Cold-case work heats up with new grant funding


San Francisco Examiner

San Mateo County’s forensics lab is bringing in some extra help for its DNA-analysis team, hoping to find that speck of blood or drop of saliva that could crack an unsolved cold case.

Down on the Body Farm: Inside the Dirty World of Forensic Science


The Atlantic
Sometime soon, dead bodies will be scattered around John O’Laughlin’s land. Wanting to give students and researchers at California University of Pennsylvania’s Institute of Criminological and Forensic Sciences a place to analyze human remains, O’Laughlin recently donated a sizable chunk of his 222-acre piece of property in southwestern Pennsylvania to be used as a “body farm.” His won’t be the first.