Daily Archives: May 16, 2012

DNA profiling: Very soon, govt will know you inside out


India
In a controversial move that threatens to increase the intrusion by the state into the lives of ordinary citizens, the UPA government is set to introduce a DNA Profiling Bill in the winter session of Parliament. Once it becomes a law, the bill will grant the authority to collect vast amount of sensitive DNA data of citizens even if they are “suspects” in a criminal case. The data will be held till the person is cleared by court.

Quick-thinking forensic experts crack Akron murder of mother and son


AKRON, Ohio – Quick-thinking forensic experts cracked an Akron murder mystery after spotting a tiny clue that was hiding in plain sight.
Julianna Grna, 85, and her 43-year-old son were bludgeoned to death in their Akron home in July 2009. But police were left with no fingerprints, no eyewitnesses and no murder weapon.

Mexico massacre highlights unknown drug war victims


Reuters Mexico
MONTERREY (Reuters) – Even if someone had not chopped the heads, hands and feet off the victims first, the chances of investigators identifying the 49 bodies dumped on a road in northern Mexico this weekend would have been far from certain.

DHS Collects DNA from Kids?


US Immigration & Customs Enforcement (ICE) just released documents in response to one of EFF’s Freedom of Information Act requests show that DHS is considering collecting DNA from kids ages 14 and up—and is considering expanding its regulations to allow collection from kids that are younger..

Cold case hots up: New DNA evidence

Northern Daily Leader Australia
A TAMWORTH court will be told police have found vital DNA evidence that could lead them to the killer of a Narrabri woman who was savagely attacked and left to die in Coolah 21 years ago.

Taunton man’s DNA swab to help identify servicemembers killed in Pearl Harbor


Massachusetts
Taunton — A Taunton man recently submitted a sample of his DNA as part of an effort by the Department of Defense to identify dozens of unidentified sailors who perished during the bombing of Pearl Harbor.

Call for Papers!

The Evidence Conference is a comprehensive 2-day event covering evidence collection, handling, analysis, and chain of custody. The emphasis of the conference will be on information sharing, technology, accreditation and standards. Sessions are for industry professionals in law enforcement, military, forensic lab management, crime scene investigation, forensic education, and other forensic fields.Content must be non-commercial. Advanced level content and depth are a must.

Submission Deadline: June 15, 2012
Notification: July 13, 2012

DNA Evidence Helped Authorities Find Serial Rapist

Tennessee
(Memphis) Memphis Police Director Toney Armstrong said DNA evidence was the key in connecting six rape cases over a seven-year period.
On Tuesday, 41-year-old Anthony Alliano was indicted on 19 different counts, on top of existing charges for raping a 27-year-old woman.