Daily Archives: February 23, 2011

DNA “Hits” Record Numbers in 2010 for State Patrol

KBKW Washington
In June of 2009 an unknown male robbed a grocery store in Spokane. A wig and fake beard matching that worn by the suspect were discovered along the escape route and submitted to the crime lab. DNA recovered from both items was linked to a convicted offender in the CODIS database. Due to a previous drug conviction in 2006, he had been required to provide a DNA sample for the database. Faced with the evidence, the suspect pled guilty to robbery in May 2010.

Construction start on OPP forensics lab scheduled for this summer

Miner and News Ontario
Ground for a new OPP forensic identification lab in Kenora is scheduled to break this summer. The province-wide project, announced nearly two years ago as part of the OPP Modernization Project, will see the construction of 18 new detachments, regional headquarters and forensic labs in Ontario.

New DPS crime lab opens in North Austin

Your News Now- Austin Texas
The new Texas Department of Public Safety crime lab is officially open in North Austin.
Officials spent Tuesday showing the media how they spent $25.5 million of pre-approved bond money to build the new facility.

Legislation could change criminal investigation process

MyFox at Lubbock.com Texas
Eyewitness identification is a process Nick Vilbas of the Innocence Project of Texas describes as dubious at best.

Scientists Look for DNA on Envelopes That Amelia Earhart Licked


Discover Magazine
Researchers hope to collect spit from someone who died more than 70 years ago: the aviation pioneer Amelia Earhart. By extracting the famous flyer’s DNA from old envelopes, researchers hope to finally put to rest one of the 20th century’s greatest mysteries.