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Local detectives look to new DNA technology to solve decades-old murders

Loading...<p><b>SEATTLE</b> - Washington investigators are turning to DNA technology to find new leads in unsolved murder cases.<p>At the annual meeting of the …

Child-killer taunted investigators for 30 years with disturbing notes. DNA ends the mystery of who did it, police say

<b>(CNN) —</b> For three decades, the abduction, rape and murder of 8-year-old April Tinsley in April 1988 had frustrated Indiana investigators.<p>The mysterious killer's taunting messages admitting to the crime, scrawled on a barn door and on paper notes threatening to kill again, only added to the desire …

Crime

DNA evidence leads to arrest in 2016 Windsor jewelry theft

Windsor police are crediting DNA evidence for a recent arrest in a break-and-enter case that happened more than two years ago.A quantity of jewelry …

Golden State Killer case ushers in new era of fourth-party consent

By Lars Trautman, Nila BalaNews of the apprehension of one of the most notorious serial killers in history, the Golden State Killer, was nearly …

Golden State Killer

DNA Evidence Leads to DJ’s Arrest in Teacher’s 1992 Killing

NewsPolice used genealogical information from a close relative to identify the suspect in the rape and strangulation of an elementary school teacher …

Discarded napkin helps US police crack 32-year-old murder mystery

Gary Hartman, 66, was arrested on Wednesday and has appeared in court on rape and murder charges in the case, which has long shocked the city of …

Using DNA tests to reunite migrant families on the border raises privacy concerns

SAN FRANCISCO – Genetics testing companies are offering to help reunite families separated at the border, but it's unclear how they would get DNA kits into the hands of immigrants, and the testing itself could carry privacy dangers.<p>One immigration advocacy group, RAICES Texas, warned against the …

Immigration

Philadelphia Police Office of Forensic Science produces impressive DNA results with M-Vac system | Government Security News

Salt Lake City, UT-based M-Vac Systems, a provider of wet-vacuum forensic DNA collection, has announced the Philadelphia PD Office of Forensic …

Grand jury indicts DNA profile of ‘D.C.-area hotel rapist’ for 1998-2006 assaults

In a groundbreaking case, a grand jury in Washington has indicted the DNA profile of a suspect wanted for a series of rapes from 1998 to 2006 in …

Watch 48 Hours Season 30 Episode 48: The DNA of a Killer

Police have DNA evidence in a brutal murder, but can't match a killer -- so how did a public DNA database lead police to suspect a filmmaker of …

Native American Man, Tall Bear, Exonerated By DNA Evidence After 26 Years in Prison

Johnny Edward Tall Bear, a member of the Iowa Nation tribe, has been exonerated by DNA evidence after spending 26 years in prison for a murder he …

'Martyr of the A10': DNA leads to France arrests over 1987 murder

<b>French police have arrested a couple 31 years after their daughter was found dead, in a cold case revived through DNA evidence.</b><p>The mutilated body of the child, named by police as Inass, was found by a motorway in central France in 1987.<p>The parents were traced after the DNA of their son, tested in …

Stunning DNA breakthrough could help crack cold cases

Researchers in South Australia are developing a new weapon to crack the most difficult police investigations.They've created a DNA detection device …

Are the unknown victims of alleged serial killer Bruce McArthur hidden among these 22 cold cases?

<i> With files from Sierra Bein and Sarah Krichel</i> A history instructor, a CBC technician, a storage unit supervisor, a school board trustee and a …

DNA Swabs Test: Good Absorption, but Less Than 50 Percent Recovery

NewsA wide array of swabs used for forensic collection can absorb trace material remarkably well, according to a new series of laboratory tests. But …

Texas man may have solved daughter's 1984 murder

A Texas man who started a search and recovery team that has identified the remains of over 200 people may have finally solved his own daughter's murder.<p>Tim Miller, the founder of non-profit Texas EquuSearch Mounted Search and Recovery, has been working toward finding his daughter's killer ever …

Nebraska Serial Rapist Convicted, Sentenced — After Prison Forcibly Collects DNA

NewsForensic Magazine and a local Nebraska newspaper both asked about the DNA collection of inmates in the state last spring. Brandon Weathers’ DNA …

New technology may help solve Orange County cold case

Almost 50 years ago, a young couple was found dead, tied to a tree, in the woods near the Durham-Orange County line. This week, the Orange County …

DNA links barber to Texas newlywed's cold case murder from 1979

Advances in DNA technology have resulted in an arrest in a Texas cold case rape and murder that took place almost 40 years ago.<p>An indictment unsealed Thursday accuses Michael Galvan, 64, of capital murder in the death of 18-year-old Debra Sue Reiding in her apartment in Austin, Texas, in 1979, …

#UNSOLVED: Detectives hope new technology leads to answers in 1987 murder - WWAY TV

BRUNSWICK COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — Detectives with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office are hoping new technology leads to answers in a murder case more …

DNA leads to arrest in Washington cold-case murder of young couple

A 55-year-old man has been arrested in a 31-year-old cold case involving a young couple murdered in Washington state.<p>Detectives from the Snohomish County and Skagit County Sheriff’s Offices arrested William Talbott for the November 1987 murders of 20-year-old Jay Cook and 18-year-old Tanya Van …

Anniversary of Coin Shop murders this week, investigation ongoing

<b>CHEYENNE, Wyo. (Cheyenne Police Release)</b> The Cheyenne Police Department continues to investigate a double homicide that occurred last July at The …

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 …

Bardole DNA Collection Method

The following was developed by Francine Bardole of the West Jordan Utah Police Department with support from M-Vac Systems. It is a method of …

In Germany, controversial law gives Bavarian police new power to use DNA

Police in the German state of Bavaria will have new powers to use forensic DNA profiling after a controversial law passed today in the Landtag, the …

Rape victims in Washington can now track status of rape kits online

SEATTLE -- Up to 10,000 rape kits in Washington state have yet to be tested and it's left a lot of survivors in limbo."It is impossible to navigate …

Golden State Killer, Part 1: Experts Explain Forensic DNA Evidence-Expert Witnesses & Consultants Blog

This marks the first blog post I’ve written on a local event of national concern, the arrest of the Golden State Killer. The subject matter is …

Possible break in 47-year-old cold case: Orange County authorities seek closure in 1971 double murder

The box sits neatly in the back corner of Detective Tim Horne’s office inside the Orange County Sheriff’s Office in downtown Hillsborough.<p>Scribbled …

Investigators solve cold case after 41 years

MOBILE, Ala. (WKRG) - More than four decades after hunters found skeletal remains in some woods in Grand Bay, investigators believe they now know who …

Reno County judge allows new DNA testing of evidence in 2000 strangulation case

A Reno County judge Friday granted a motion for new DNA testing of evidence in the case of a Hutchinson man serving a life sentence in the 2000 …