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Nazi Victims’ Remains Found at French Institute

July 20, 2015 11:10 am | by Seth Augenstein, Digital Reporter | Comments

The 86 bodies, some intact and others dismembered, were preserved in alcohol in the infamous institute as part of Hirt’s SS-backed “racial anatomy” studies.

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Rapid DNA technology has reached its next significant milestone now that a new manufacturer in the field has developed instrumentation that is truly portable.

The Next Step in Rapid DNA

July 19, 2015 4:29 pm | by Chris Asplen | Comments

Rapid DNA technology has reached its next significant milestone now that a new manufacturer in the field has developed instrumentation that is truly portable.

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Trace DNA Hair Samples Getting Cheaper and Faster, Researchers Say

July 17, 2015 12:15 pm | by Seth Augenstein, Digital Reporter | Comments

The trace amount of DNA in hair follicles – which are often severely dehydrated when shed – can now effectively be analyzed without hugely time-consuming and expensive laboratory analysis, according to the study.

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Sex Offender Charged With Murder in 1975 Missing Sisters Case

July 16, 2015 1:18 pm | by Seth Augenstein, Digital Reporter | Comments

Lloyd Michael Welch, Jr., now an imprisoned sex offender, has told authorities he had left the mall in a vehicle with the girls, and that the next day, he saw his uncle Richard Welch molesting one of the girls at his Virginia home.

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Fatal Police-Shooting Video Released After $4.7M Civil Settlement

July 15, 2015 1:55 pm | by Seth Augenstein, Digital Reporter | Comments

The video of a fatal police shooting two years ago has been released to the media, after a federal judge ruled that the public should know what led to a multimillion-dollar settlement in the resulting civil lawsuit.

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Escaped Drug Kingpin's 'Audacious' Tunnel to Freedom

July 15, 2015 10:33 am | by Sean Allocca, Editor | Comments

The tunnel that helped one of the world’s most dangerous drug lords, El Chapo, escape from a high-security prison over the weekend proved to be a colossal feat of engineering after reporters were allowed inside to photograph and document the passageway.

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Ballistics Confirms Gun Found in S.F. Bay was U.S. Agent’s Used in Recent Killing

July 14, 2015 2:02 pm | by Seth Augenstein, Digital Reporter | Comments

The weapon was confirmed to be the same gun that was stolen from a federal agent late last month – and was allegedly stolen by a felon who had been deported multiple times, prompting national controversy over amnesty laws and security.

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Strange Remains: Who Put Bella in the Wych Elm?

July 14, 2015 10:56 am | by Dolly Stolze | Comments

When a woman is murdered in the prime of her life, the story tends to capture the public's imagination. Her life and homicide become a blank slate, on which, people speculate and spread rumors filled with romanticism, scandal or conspiracy in an attempt to understand exactly what happened.

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Advanced Forensics Unearthing the Bosnian Massacre at Srebrenica

July 13, 2015 1:32 pm | by Seth Augenstein, Digital Reporter | Comments

An organization that was founded in the wake of the bloody conflict in the former Yugoslavia, known as the International Commission on Missing Persons, is moving past the Balkans region and taking its mission to investigate and help prosecute slaughter to an international stage.

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Mexican Drug Kingpin, El Chapo, Escapes from Prison Again

July 13, 2015 1:07 pm | by Sean Allocca, Editor | Comments

The opening led to a series of stairs, then a mile-long tunnel complete with electricity and a ventilation system, and even housed a motorcycle that authorities believe was used to excavate dirt during construction, and perhaps, ferry Guzman to the other side of the tunnel.

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A forensic investigation of the second of two breaches at the U.S. Office of Personnel Management shows that many more people were affected than at first thought. The results of the interagency investigation into the second of two recent cyber incidents i

7% of Americans Hit by OPM Breaches

July 10, 2015 1:58 pm | by Ernie Austin, Associate Editor | Comments

A forensic investigation of the second of two breaches at the U.S. Office of Personnel Management shows that many more people were affected than at first thought. The results of the interagency investigation into the second of two recent cyber incidents involving Federal background investigation data taken from the OPM shows that seven percent of the U.S. population was involved. 

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After Delays, $100M Law Enforcement Museum is Shovel-Ready

July 10, 2015 11:29 am | by Seth Augenstein, Digital Reporter | Comments

Slated to be finished in about three years, the $100-million project will be supported by bonds, and spend over $11 million for exhibits alone. Roughly $27 million has already been spent on the project.

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FBI Director James Comey testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee Wednesday that he has faith in American technological ingenuity to overcome obstacles and give law enforcement the ability to access and decrypt data on the devices of criminals and

Do We Need Good Guys With Encryption to Fight Bad Guys With Encryption?

July 9, 2015 1:02 pm | by Ernie Austin, Associate Editor | Comments

FBI Director James Comey, testifying before the Senate Judiciary Committee Wednesday, said that he has faith in American technological ingenuity to overcome obstacles, and to give law enforcement the ability to access and decrypt data on the devices of criminals and terrorists, Gov Info Security reports.

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Toddler's Face Recreated in the Search to ID ‘Baby Doe’

July 9, 2015 8:26 am | by Seth Augenstein, Digital Reporter | Comments

After four hours of Andrews’ delicate airbrushing and photo manipulation using Adobe Photoshop, and based on information from the autopsy, the unknown child appears as she likely did while alive, complete with jewelry and some of the clothing she was wearing at the time of her death.

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Tips for Picking the Perfect Powder

July 8, 2015 2:01 pm | by Hilary Romig | Comments

Picking the perfect powder is what can bring the fingerprint to life, but when choosing the right powder, the area where the print is found must first be properly scrutinized and considered.

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