Six months after three counties in Oregon began shipping hundreds of untested DNA samples from alleged victims of sexual assault to a Utah lab, the first results are in: Five match known offenders in a criminal database.
She’d been hoping for the call for more than six years, though in the end, she wasn’t sure she really wanted to be the one to answer the phone.
It finally rang on the afternoon of Nov. 10, 2015, as Marilú Chávez was busy cooking Mexican food at the Houston restaurant where she worked. She doesn’t remember who called or what exactly he said, just this:
“We have been able to identify the remains of your brother.”
The Dozier School for Boys had cemeteries instead of playgrounds.
The stories of abuses that took place at the reformative school in Marianna, Florida are nothing short of a plot for the TV series American Horror Story. The beatings and other punishments administered to students throughout the school’s 111-year history contributed to the deaths for some of the nearly 100 deceased.
“FSI have recorded over 130 incidences where an individual has been linked to a specific crime, ranging from burglary and theft through to more serious offences against the person such as sexual assault and false imprisonment,” the report said.
The findings demonstrate the benefits in relation to identifying repeat offenders.
DETROIT, MI — DNA evidence presented during a Detroit murder trial Tuesday connected a suspected serial rapist to at least one of multiple victims.
ASHINGTON (WUSA9) — Twenty-three years after MPD officers discovered the body of Charlene Johnson in a Northwest, D.C. stairwell, a suspect in her brutal murder is finally behind bars.
Officers and federal agents from a joint fugitive apprehension task force arrested 48-year old Therion Clyde Bryant in Baltimore on Wednesday, and on Thursday he was formally presented before a D.C. judge on a charge of murder in the 1993 case.
Recent DNA testing proves that a former sailor, convicted primarily on questionable bite mark evidence, is innocent of the savage 1982 rape of a Newport News woman and the murder of her husband, the man’s lawyers say.
SACRAMENTO — One minute they were getting into their car on Allston Way in Berkeley just before 10 on an unseasonably warm Friday night. The next, a stranger had a black handgun to their heads.
The grant allows Dr. Sheree Hughes-Stamm and her colleague Dr. Bruce Budowle from the University of North Texas to investigate the best methods for extracting DNA from badly decomposed remains through a process called next generation DNA sequencing.
Her remains were found in such bad shape, residents thought she had been mauled by a bear.
Now, almost a year after the killing of Teresa Robinson, 11, in a remote northern Manitoba First Nation community and under pressure to solve the case, RCMP investigators are trying to gather DNA samples from about 2,000 local men and boys.
IRELAND- This is the first case since the DNA database was set up last November that a match has been made between a person and a crime. “It’s the first official hit recorded by the new database,” said Dr Sheila Willis, director general of FSI.
Without a name, they are referred to by the clothes they died in or some other distinguishing feature. The lady in the Afghan coat and a woman who may have been a sex worker known as The Duchess are just two of the hundreds of unidentified body cases reported to the National Crime Agency (NCA) each year. Half will be identified and returned to their loved ones. But what happens to the rest?
STUART — Officials Monday worked on solving a homicide case that began in 1983 with the discovery of the body of an unidentified infant boy in a local waterway.
The probe led Martin County Sheriff’s Office investigators to Fernhill Memorial Garden on Kanner Highway, where three unidentified infants were buried separately in 1989, including the body of the infant sheriff’s investigators would refer to as “Baby Moses.”
The Louise Bell historic murder trial has resumed in South Australia with “one of the founding fathers of DNA internationally” to give evidence this week.
Louise vanished from her Hackham West bedroom, southern Adelaide, in January 1983 and her body has never been found.
IT IS UNCLEAR just how many unidentified bodies are buried in Ireland or located in the country’s morgues.
Those who represent the families of missing persons claim there is a lack of respect for these nameless men and women, some of whom may never be identified. Most of these bodies and body parts washed up on Irish beaches or were found in the nets of fishing trawlers and brought back to shore.