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DNA Evidence Collected By M-Vac Helps Solve 40 Year Old Cold Case

On December 4th, 1977 Sharon Schollmeyers was a 16 year old girl living in an apartment in downtown Salt Lake City, Utah. Unfortunately, there was a …

Crime

DNA Evidence Collected By M-Vac Helps Solve 40 Year Old Cold Case

Sharon Shollmeyers<p>In the Sharon Schollmeyers case, the M-Vac came through for us<p>On December 4th, 1977 Sharon Schollmeyers was a 16 year old girl …

Governor Signs Bills That Help Law Enforcement Build Cases

(INDIANAPOLIS) - Indiana prosecutors participated today in the signing by Governor Eric Holcomb of two bills that are considered essential to law …

Justice

Queens jogger's dad lauds LAPD for using controversial DNA test

The father of slain Queens jogger Karina Vetrano praises LA cops for using a controversial DNA test to arrest alleged killer of two women.

Crime

Leeds serial rapist brought to justice thanks to advances in forensic science

A serial rapist who attacked a woman in her own bed after breaking into her home has been brought to justice after 26 years.<p>Raymond Manners was …

Ten years on, DNA on Coke can leads to arrest over $200,000 jewellery heist

A discarded can of Coca-Cola left behind from a low level break-in more than a decade ago helped Australian police catch the criminal behind a …

Crime

Boise State gets federal grant for post-conviction DNA testing, but not on Idaho cases

The Idaho Innocence Project will benefit from a $630,000 U.S. Department of Justice grant to test DNA in possible wrongful-conviction cases.<p>But none …

State forensic panel to fine tune familial DNA proposal

A special state subcommittee Friday will be fine tuning a proposal for New York State to use familial searching, an emerging DNA technique used to …

Long Island

FBI Validates STRmix™ for Use on Up to Five-Person Mixtures

The FBI has published its validation of STRmix™ for use on mixtures of up to five persons, as well as across a wide range of templates and mixture …

Africa: Italian Murder Case Wins the 2017 DNA Database Hit of the Year Award

[PR Newswire] Vienna -New international award brings attention to the value of using criminal offender DNA database to solve crime and bring closure …

Crime

China moves to expand DNA testing in Muslim region

BEIJING – China appears to be laying the groundwork for the mass collection of DNA samples from residents of a restive, largely Muslim region that's been under a security crackdown, rights observers and independent experts said Tuesday.<p>Police in western China's Xinjiang region confirmed to The …

Advanced DNA science cracks rape case

The use of advanced DNA collection technology and an alleged rape in Lancaster in March led to the arrest of an Athens County man Monday, who is …

DNA From Exhumed Body of Priest Could Solve Cold-Case Murder of Nun, Baltimore Police Say

The exhumation of a Catholic priest’s body by Baltimore County Police could hold the key to solving the 47-year-old cold case of a murdered …

Utah 22-Year-Old's Cold-Case Murder Was Solved After a 'Miracle' Forensic Discovery

According to the <i>Deseret News</i>, customers at the gas station that morning described encountering an apparent station attendant around the time of …

CSI Baile Atha Cliath: Inside Ireland's first DNA database

"We've talked about DNA as if match/no match is the absolute, and once you get the DNA, you've got him bang to rights, a bit like the TV programmes," …

Funding cut for Wisconsin missing persons and cold cases

More From Bill WalshMore>><p>Updated:Tuesday, May 2 2017 9:43 PM EDT2017-05-03 01:43:54 GMT<p>For years, investigators in Wisconsin have relied on a lab in …

Idaho invention helping prove innocence

A revolutionary device that is changing the face of justice worldwide was invented in a tiny Idaho town.<p>On Your Side shared the story of Chris Tapp, …

After 20 years, Chris Tapp walks free – and he wants Angie Dodge’s killer not to

The fallout from a 20-year-old unsolved homicide leaves an Idaho woman struggling with the killing of her teenage daughter, the death of her …

Idaho Man Cleared on Rape, Resentenced in 1996 Murder, Released from Prison

NewsChris Tapp was sentenced to 30 years to life in prison for the rape and murder of 18-year-old Angie Dodge, brutally slain in her Idaho Falls …

DNA

New forensics lab set to bring DNA analysis to international levels

Work on €60 million facility to begin later this year in Co Kildare<p>Wed, Apr 5, 2017, 19:57<p>The body in charge of analysing crime scene forensics has …

Forensics: Germany considers wider use of DNA evidence in criminal cases

The country may lift its ban on the analysis of gene-coding regions in DNA samples.<p>Behind closed doors this week, the German federal justice ministry …

Idaho man who didn't match DNA from killing is freed

By , Associated Press | Posted Mar 22nd, 2017 @ 5:32pm<p> 5 photos<p>0<p>BOISE, Idaho (AP) — An Idaho man who experts say was coerced into a false murder …

The terrifying DNA discoveries that are making science-fiction fact

Imagine a world where parents can give birth to superbabies with bones so strong they’re impervious to a surgical drill and a heart less prone to …

Rare shiga toxin-producing E. coli found in recalled Texas beef

Almost 37 tons of Texas beef was recalled Sunday after sampling was positive for the rare E. coli O103.<p>Waco-based H & B Packing Co., Inc. issued the …

Poaching is one of the world's worst problems. | M-Vac Systems, Inc

Poaching is one of the world's worst problems. The M-Vac is an answer.<p>Poaching any animal is criminal and inhumane, but killing animals only for …

NatGeo to pay for DNA analysis in Brazos County cold case, create documentary

National Geographic Explorer has paid to analyze DNA found under the fingernails of a local woman brutally slain in 1981, helping the Brazos County …

RIP Robert Kovack

DNA tests on human remains found near the New River Gorge Bridge in West Virginia confirmed that the remains belonged to Robert Leroy Kovack (24). …

Will the Trump administration tackle junk science?

Forensic science is in the middle of an upheaval.<p>NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA — “If you see something bad happening, you need to say something.”<p>This …

Man Arrested after Police Use Mannequin to Lure Suspect in Homeless Killings

A hunt for the killer of two sleeping homeless men in Las Vegas led to an unusual attempted murder charge Tuesday and a legal debate about criminal …

More than 20 tons of veal recalled for rare Shiga toxin E coli

Ohio Farms Packing Co. Ltd. in Creston, OH, has recalled 40,680 pounds of boneless veal products that may be contaminated with<i></i> the rare E. coli O103, …

E.coli