Daily Archives: August 3, 2012

DNA samples in felony arrests boosts Ohio database


COLUMBUS: A new Ohio law requiring anyone arrested on a felony charge to submit a DNA sample has more than doubled the amount of samples the state collected for its DNA database last year.

At construction site, forensic team searches for human remains

On a construction site near Memorial Park, amid large mounds of brown dirt, dump trucks and bulldozers, stood two small, white canopy tents.
Underneath the tents and the sun’s relentless heat, a forensics crew created their own 100-square-foot excavation site Thursday afternoon, digging and sifting through every inch of dirt, looking for human bones: skeletal remains belonging to someone unknown and the first piece of the puzzle Houston police were trying to solve.