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Murder of Teen Found Gagged in Bathtub Solved 40 Years Later with M-Vac DNA Collection

NewsThe employment of a wet vacuum DNA collection method on the 40-year-old evidence at the crime scene where 16-year-old Sharon Schollmeyers was …

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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 …

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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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

A 56-year-old former convenience store clerk was convicted Tuesday of killing Etan Patz, the 6-year-old New York City boy who disappeared from his Soho neighborhood nearly 38 years ago and became one of the most visible symbols for missing children.<p>Patz went missing on his way to a school bus stop …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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, …

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 …

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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

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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>…

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 …

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 …

DNA leads to arrest in Cape Coral cold case

2017-08-02T02:20:35Z2017-08-01T20:21:23Z2017-08-02T02:20:35Z<p>Surveillance video released Tuesday shows the moment a local airport ground worker was …

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 …

'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 …

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

This is an archived article that was published on sltrib.com in 2016, and information in the article may be outdated. It is provided only for …

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. …

‘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 …

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 …

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