His mitochondrial DNA, preserved by the dry Andes air, shows a rare genetic profile that has nearly vanished from the Americas – a molecular ghost of the past.
Now investigators have revealed that Gliniewicz had more than just embezzlement on his mind: he was even planning on hiring a hit man to kill the village administrator who was looking into his financial dealings.
Long-standing restrictions have limited employment opportunities for those affected by colorblindness - but now, a team of researchers is re-evaluating the condition to see if it provided any advantages in search and rescue missions.
Officials said the new 10,000-square-foot lab will handle more than 5,000 cases involving seized controlled substances and driving-while-intoxicated cases each year.
In 1985, the State of Maryland used testimony from five separate witnesses to convict a 22-year-old ex-marine in the brutal rape and murder of a nine-year-old girl. The only problem: the real serial rapist and murderer remained free to endanger the lives of more innocent women.
Now is a crucial time to begin understanding how touch DNA works, and how it needs to be interpreted and analyzed – not just by forensic analysts, but also by prosecutors and defense attorneys.
A North Carolina judge was indicted and charged with trying to bribe an FBI agent with “a couple cases of beer” to get ahold of illegally-acquired cell phone records.
An F.B.I. analysis of cell phone records from Kyle Navin, his girlfriend Jennifer Valiante, and his parents provided call times, the text messages, and the phone locations, according to local reports.
Fox Lake Police Lt. Joseph Gliniewicz had apparently been pursuing three individuals on foot shortly before he was found mortally wounded by two shots on Sept. 1. Authoirites have now confirmed that the death was a "carefully staged suicide," after the officer had engaged in "extensive criminal acts."
Scholars debated the exact location of Acra for decades after the physical remnants of the fort were lost to the millennia. But now archaeologists believe they have found evidence of the stronghold and the epochal fight to drive out the “sinful nation, wicked men” who were holed up inside.
The latest filings, obtained by Forensic Magazine, include emails between crime lab staff that show scientists at the Michigan State Police Crime Lab found the hash oil was “Schedule I THC” from “origin unknown” - mostly because the analysts contend it showed no visible plant material.
DNA has undoubtedly been a breakthrough for modern criminal investigation. But, better and more-sensitive technology means more potential problems.
After remarks from FBI director James Comey about the possibility that the Ferguson effect might be partially to blame for this year's significant rise in murder rates, a new study offers some empirical evidence on the controversial theory.
The method uses a hand steamer to heat blood traces with water molecules, and then captures the image using thermal imaging, to detect even highly-diluted blood samples.
The mitochondrial DNA of two infants buried 11,500 years ago in Alaska is complicating the genetic puzzle of human settlement in the Americas.