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.
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A new detective looking through the inventory on the then-cold Janet Abaroa murder case found one piece of evidence conspicuously missing: the victim's contact lenses.
Archaeologists found the fragments about a foot beneath the soil with metal detectors, where they had lain untouched since Colonial times.
“Making a Murderer” inmate Steve Avery will likely not be pardoned for the 2005 murder, even though he already seems exonerated in the court of public opinion.
After a sandwich-shop owner in Ohio was able to wrestle a semi-automatic rifle away from his attacker, police pulled DNA evidence from the gun, which led to an arrest this week.
Mites that hitch a ride to the decomposing remains might be an unaddressed angle to pin down postmortem interval after months or even years, according to a new study.
Along with President Obama’s executive action on gun control, the White House is looking into new ways to control its own firearms by looking into new smart-gun technology.
The research team analyzed the brains of 146 people whose specific time of death was known. They zoomed in on the prefrontal cortex, and found 235 core genes that make up the “molecular clock.”
Over 800 years later, the seals are providing scientists with valuable statistical information about fingerprinting techniques, and how fingerprints might change over time.