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Category Archives: Cold Cases
HOLLYWOOD — — The DNA evidence implicating a rape suspect languished in a Hollywood police refrigerator for nearly three years.
Investigators finally submitted the DNA for testing earlier this year — one month after suspect Kareem Malcolm was implicated in another rape in Boston.
The rape kit was discovered last year during an audit of the Hollywood Police Department. The audit, ordered by new Chief Frank Fernandez, turned up 94 untested rape kits.
Governor Martin O’Malley today announced another milestone for Maryland’s DNA database, highlighting its role as an invaluable tool in the State’s success in driving down violent crime and homicide to three decade lows and in achieving the State’s goal to reduce violent crime by 20 percent by 2018.
A construction crew renovating a building on Prairie Avenue in south Providence last July found a human skeleton buried under a concrete basement floor at the bottom of what used to be an elevator shaft.
The trucks keep arriving from all over the country at an office park in Northern Virginia, each containing hundreds of envelopes marked with one word written on red tape: “Evidence.”
Just after 9 on a weekday morning, Kim Freeman pulls her hair back from her face and walks from her cubicle to a large storage room. “I’m here for the two,” she tells a desk attendant.
DENVER — A man convicted of sexually assaulting a woman after a DNA sample taken when he was arrested on other charges more than a decade later linked him to the attack has been sentenced to 16 years to life in prison.
Cleveland – A Cleveland woman confronted the man whose DNA matched a 20 year-old rape kit that resulted in his conviction and prison sentence.
Victor Hill, 38, received 10 to 25 years in prison for rape after successfully being prosecuted by the Cuyahoga County Prosecutor’s Office Cold Case Unit.
CHICAGO – Italian police investigating the death of Meredith Kercher made multiple errors in handling DNA evidence that was used to convict Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito, according to a presentation by two scientists at a conference for trial attorneys in Chicago.
Newswise — This is not your typical summer break from college: A University of Indianapolis professor and five students will leave for southern Texas on Saturday to spend two weeks digging holes in oppressive heat and humidity, with more than a few snakes and scorpions as company.
POLICE are using historical DNA evidence to crack a string of cold cases and nab dozens of sex offenders who thought they had got away with their sordid crimes.
And the DNA detectives are expecting to catch more offenders with new laws coming soon allowing DNA to be taken from a much wider range of suspects and convicted criminals.
None of the 539 samples collected from male pupils and teachers at a high school in western France match that of the perpetrator who last year raped a teenage girl in the school toilets, prosecutors said Wednesday.
ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – Almost 19 years after a woman was raped in downtown St. Louis, there’s finally a DNA match that could put her rapist behind bars.
Back in 1995, just two days before Christmas, a woman told police she was raped at gunpoint on the 300 block of North 7th Street.
For years, it was an unsolved crime. But in November of 2013, the national DNA database received a new match.