One day before the 20-year statute of limitations was to expire, Demetrius Jones was indicted for the crime after DNA had come up with a “hit” from an unrelated 2011 attack.
Pedestrians on a quiet walking path along the Grand Canal west of Dublin made a grisly discovery over the weekend: a suitcase that contained a human torso.
Here’s what you might have missed over the long weekend, and what you’ll want to know to get you through your work week.
A British man who was acquitted on murder charges in the death of a 77-year-old grandmother—apparently beaten to death with a marble rolling pin—is on trial again.
The new crime-show "Killing Fields" tracks a real, active cold-case murder investigation, week after week, looking into the unsolved 1997 killing of Eugenie Boisfontaine.
The use of DNA in criminal cases has rapidly grown in recent years and forensic labs are confronted with more samples to analyze, track and store. At the same time, many states have passed legislation to include arrestee DNA samples for analysis, adding to backlogs.
The largest DNA sequencing effort ever undertaken will help identify half a million soldiers and civilians lost in the Vietnam War more than 40 years ago.
History is filled with cases of child labor, slavery and abuse—and sadly many cases still remain today. Now, researchers are using modern-day forensic analysis to find out how children were treated, or often mistreated, in past cultures.
The inmate who is the subject of the Netflix series “Making a Murderer” filed an appeal last week, claiming authorities did an improper search to find evidence, and that a juror on his case was biased.
DNA samples from the scene, and from under the victim's fingernails, matched DNA from a cigarette butt the suspect discarded at the police station.
The remains were disinterred last year in an initiative that exhumed the remains of some 388 service members from 45 graves at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific.
The dinosaurs and large creatures that had ruled the planet for millions of years were gone almost instantly, experts believe. But like in a good crime story, there were no bodies to be found.
The investigation has gotten new life this week, as authorities seek to exhume the tiny body, and test the remaining DNA to determine the parents and finally solve the case.
A new portable kit—no larger than an average suitcase—might help investigators identify trace chemicals in the field, like explosives, accelerants in arson investigations, and even clandestine graves.