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Monthly Archives: June 2011
Seven years after a King County jury found Atif Rafay and Sebastian Burns guilty of three counts of aggravated first-degree murder for the 1994 bludgeoning deaths of Rafay’s parents and autistic sister, the state Court of Appeals will hear an appeal of their conviction.
Huffington Post Colorado
Nearly 25 years after the 1987 homicide of Peggy Hettrick, the once convicted Timothy Masters is no longer considered a suspect in the case. Masters served nearly 10 years in for the unsolved crime and was the first Coloradan freed from prison because of DNA evidence.
Napa Valley Register California
The remains of a Walnut Creek woman killed nearly 34 years ago by the notorious Interstate 5 strangler have been found near Lake Berryessa after investigators using old aerial photos, maps and records were able to pinpoint the spot where her body lay, the Napa County Sheriff’s Department said Tuesday.
Web Newswire France
LYON, France – Senior international forensic and law enforcement experts are gathering at INTERPOL’s General Secretariat in Lyon to review and consolidate international victim identification methods following natural disasters and
Ammon News UK
A South African anthropologist has asked permission to open the graves of William Shakespeare and his family to determine, among other things, what killed the Bard and whether his poems and plays may have been composed under the influence of marijuana.
The international forum tasked with countering piracy off the coast of Somalia, plans to set up a DNA database of pirates by the end of next year, as part of its effort to cut off illicit funds that finance pirates.
Associated Press Italy
ROME (AP) – Experts dispute much of the forensic evidence collected against Amanda Knox, saying in a report Wednesday that testing of DNA traces used to convict the American student and her co-defendant in the murder of her roommate was below international standards and evidence may have been contaminated.
Identification of missing persons from mass disasters is based on evaluation of a number of variables and observations regarding the combination of features derived from these variables…
Attend the 22nd International Symposium on Human Identification October 3–6, 2011 in National Harbor, MD. This year’s meeting will feature talks on forensic DNA phenotyping, interesting cases, the latest technologies and more. Visit http://www.ishinews.com for more details.
Aljazeera News Africa
Trovan, a Pfizer drug tested on 200 children and intended to treat a deadly regional outbreak of meningitis, killed 11 children and left several more permanently injured in 1996.