Daily Archives: March 11, 2012

Dedicated CMPD cold case unit solving decades-old rapes


Charlotte Observer
It was the hardest thing she’d ever had to tell her dad. She’d awakened in the middle of the night with a stranger on her bed and a pillow over her face. The intruder told her he had a knife. Then he raped her.
Nineteen years would go by before her attacker was captured in 2009.

Former LAPD detective found guilty of 1980s murder


California
A quarter century after a woman’s murder, jurors took little more than a day to decide Thursday the killer was a former Los Angeles police detective who was finally unmasked by her DNA and history of obsessive love for her victim’s husband.

BCI crime labs improve turnaround time on examination of evidence

Ohio
LONDON — At the crime lab in the London headquarters of the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation, there are windows that allow lab work to be glimpsed from the corridors that shepherd visitors and staff from one section to another.

60 sex offenders checked out in sweep


Saipan Tribune Guam
The CNMI, Guam, and federal agencies launched this week on Saipan the second Operation Deviant Guard, a four-day compliance check targeting 60 registered sex offenders.
For the first time, the task force collected DNA samples from registered sex offenders using cheek swabs that will be submitted to a Federal Bureau of Investigation laboratory.