New research at the famed “Body Farm” of the University of Tennessee is yielding a newly discovered pathway to estimate time of death: a kind of ecosystem that grows within the dead body itself.
Theories about the final resting place of James Riddle Hoffa hatched dozens of conspiracy theories as prolific and extraordinary as the man himself. But after 40 long years, investigators believe the mystery is now almost unsolvable.
It is hard to ignore the overlap of data security and the various forms of digital investigation. And as digital forensic investigators and incident responders join cybersecurity professionals in the investigation of cyber incidents, all involved need to realize that what they do will have legal ramifications.
This viral video from two inner city police officers is using social media to shape public opinion.
Debris that washed up on an isolated island in the Indian Ocean could be the first trace of vanished flight MH370, which completely disappeared some 16 months ago, touching off one of the biggest forensic investigations in history.
Forensic anthropologist Kathy Reichs was measured and precise chatting about her life as a New York Times best-selling author, but when she talked about forensic science, Dr. Reichs was like an open book.
The trails of two suspected serial killers are being investigated by authorities: an Oregon man who was shot and killed by an escort after he tried to attack her in West Virginia; and another killer who dismembered two women related by marriage in Upstate New York.
A team of Smithsonian scientists say they have pieced together the tantalizing clues of four of America’s first leaders – and identified them through a years-long investigation.
DNA from an unknown male was found on the victim's body, but an exact cause and manner of death remains undetermined – it’s still unclear exactly how Danette Webb, 53, died last summer in New Mexico.
Bite-mark analysis has come under increased scrutiny in recent months, and now a major re-analysis of American forensic disciplines will put it under the microscope to determine the fate of the technique – with results coming by the end of this year.
The rusted 1968 Pontiac was pulled from the water of a small North Carolina lake on Tuesday. It was filled with mud – and the long-decomposed remains of a person.
Texas authorities have quickly released video of the stop, condemned the demeanor of the state trooper who arrested her, and brought in federal authorities to investigate the death of the African-American woman.
Almost every week we learn about a data breach where attackers went unnoticed for a significant period of time. In 2014, the average number of days was 205. The numbers are not surprising to most seasoned incident response professionals, many of whom have worked cases where attackers have been in the network undetected for years.
In the face of increasing demand for services and a mounting backlog of cases, many lab directors feel their only option is to add more personnel, increase or redesign lab space, or build a new facility altogether. In some cases, one of these options may be appropriate, but in others, improvements to existing procedures and work flow may be sufficient to solve the problem.
A good crime scene investigator collects evidence with the goal of solving the crime, and holding the person who committed the crime accountable. It doesn’t matter how great a fingerprint or shoe print is if it never gets admitted in court. Lt. Owen McDonnell of the Caddo Parish Sheriff’s Office and Dick Warrington discuss admissibility of impression evidence and best practices to make sure crime-scene evidence makes it to the courtroom.