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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 …

Crime

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 …

Crime

Police: Man who fled to Mexico in 2006 is cold case murder suspect

A Mexican who fled the U.S. a decade ago has been identified as the suspect in the 1997 cold case killing of a 26-year-old Southern Californian woman, police said.<p>Cops believe college student Sunny Sudweeks was raped and strangled to death when an intruder broke into her home in Costa Mesa home …

Etan Patz – boy on the milk carton – gets justice: Man convicted in 1979 murder

After close to 40 years, a jury has convicted Pedro Hernandez for the murder-kinapping of 6-year-old Etan Patz. Veuer's Nick Cardona (@nickcardona93) has the details. Buzz60<p>A 56-year-old former convenience store clerk was convicted Tuesday of killing Etan Patz, the 6-year-old New York City boy who …

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Cold case murder of Righteous Brothers singer's ex-wife solved

Investigators used a controversial DNA testing method to solve the decades-old killing of the ex-wife of Righteous Brothers singer Bill Medley, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department said Friday.<p>Karen Klaas was attacked Jan. 30, 1976 as she returned to her home in Hermosa Beach. The …

Inaccuracy in DNA report called out at Candace Derksen murder retrial

The lab that conducted DNA tests on crime scene evidence and potential suspects in the Candace Derksen case never disclosed an inaccuracy in one of …

DNA

Irish expert to crack cold cases after breakthrough in DNA profiling

The genetic test is currently being employed to crack some of Ireland's most serious unex­plained crimes.<p>The technology - known as Y-STR DNA …

Genetics

Mexico Identifies Human Remains From Mass Grave

Fifty-six sets of human remains have been identified one year after a mass grave was discovered in Mexico’s northern border state of Nuevo Leon, …

Archaeology

DNA breakthrough could crack cold cases

Though he had never before heard of Kelly Morrisseau, the details of her cold case, and the subsequent 10-year investigation into her killing, were …

DNA

Krystal Lynn Beslanowitch Cold Case Homicide

Forensic Genealogist Uncovers Suspect’s Name in Phoenix Cold Case

NewsThe ancestors of Bryan Patrick Miller may have—accidentally—turned him over to the police for murder.Staff Author: Michelle TaylorTopics: DNA

Crime

Prosecution DNA expert testifies at Bennett murder trial

EPHRATA – Chad Bennett’s DNA matched DNA found on the pillow covering Lucille Moore’s face, according to a Washington State Patrol crime lab employee.<p>…

DNA

University of South Florida Scientists, Top Forensic Artists Aim to Help Solve 20 Cold Cases

TAMPA, Fla. (Oct. 13, 2016) � University of South Florida forensic anthropologists will team up with artists from across the country to help solve 20 …

Florida

30 years later, DNA testing closes a long cold case of missing teen

COVINGTON — Thirty years after two fisherman stumbled across a human skull and bones on the banks of the Jackson River, the mystery of who they found …

Crime

DNA leads to arrest in Cape Coral cold case

Fla. animal refuge trying to find homes for 47 wiener dogs2017-03-28T20:07:05Z2017-03-28T20:07:04Z2017-03-28T20:07:05Z<p>Florida animal refuge working …

Florida

DNA evidence leads to suspect in 20-year-old Howland cold case

HOWLAND, Ohio (WYTV) – Howland’s police chief is on his way to New York to pick up a suspect in a 20-year-old rape and assault case.<p>New DNA testing …

Crime

'The Case Of: JonBenet Ramsey' Pins Murder on Older Brother

ArticleThe show, which brought together a team of forensic experts and criminologists on the unsolved 20-year-old death investigation, concluded that …

Crime

Attorneys: DNA will be focus of trial for man accused of killing Utah teen in 1995

Heber • In a cold-case murder trial purportedly cracked by a DNA match, attorneys told a jury Thursday that DNA testing and gathering will be a …

Rape kit backlog reflects failure of justice in Alaska

Last fall, Gov. Bill Walker requested to know the number of rape kits held by the Alaska State Troopers and police departments around the state. …

Misogyny

‘Pink Panther’ mobster caught on DNA match - Cyprus Mail

GERMAN authorities have detained a Serbian national – believed to be a member of the notorious Pink Panther gang – who has been tied to a daring …

Crime

Dogged cemetery worker helps solve 43-year-old cold case

The fate of a Mississippi teen missing for more than four decades has finally been revealed, thanks to the efforts of a tenacious cemetery worker who sought closure for strangers, police said Monday.<p>Joseph “Joey” Norman Spears, originally of Harrison County, was identified by his mother from faded …

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Analyzing Unknown Human Remains: Cold Missing Persons Case

ArticleThe adoption of next-generation sequencing (NGS) technology in the forensic industry is in its infancy, but its ability to garner more …

History

One-Step Fluorescent Fuming

ArticleAmong the existing protocols used by law enforcement around the world for fingermarks development, ethyl cyanoacrylate fumigation is well …

GBI confirms ten CODIS matches in warehoused rape kits

- Some sexual assault victims could soon get justice.<p>The Georgia Bureau of Investigation confirms they have matched 10 of the state's previously …

Warfield ditch body identified after 12 years

<b>A murder victim whose remains were found in a ditch by workmen has finally been identified - almost 12 years after he disappeared.</b><p>The body of Aivaras Danilevicius was discovered in July 2015 in Warfield, Bracknell.<p>He disappeared in late 2004 and is thought to have been killed in a different …

Briefs: A 2004 Cold Murder Case and DNA in Space

ArticleHere’s the forensic news you might have missed over the long weekend, and what you’ll want to know to get you through your work week.Staff …

Initiative allows families to help locate missing loved ones through DNA

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.

Houston

Authorities Reveal New Evidence, Double Reward in Girl's 1989 Murder

ArticleThe girl’s body was found in a wheat field, four months after she disappeared after school. No one was ever caught in the 1989 abduction and …

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