Heat from the bombing in Bangkok could pose a complication for Thai investigators looking for DNA evidence from fragments of a backpack that allegedly held the bomb.
The reconstruction of faces using DNA, called phenotyping, is being used in criminal investigations nationwide. But the facial images constructed from DNA samples are all defaults. Now a company is employing the touch of a forensic artist to help produce more-accurate visualizations of persons unknown, in concert with the computerizations.
Ashley Madison hackers have released another dump of data - nearly twice the size of the first 10 GB dump - two days after the first. The second dump seems to be a response to denials that the information in the first exposure was legitimate.
Nine were arrested amid a tear-gassed crowd following the death of Mansur Ball-Bey on Wednesday afternoon. The fatal police shooting comes as law enforcement agencies come under continued scrutiny in greater St. Louis and neighboring Ferguson – where the fatal shooting of Michael Brown last year kicked off a national movement of protests against police.
Clusters of gang-related homicide from 2002 to 2005 showed a clockwise migration from the center of New Jersey’s largest city, Newark, drifting into its South Ward, then curving upward into its western part.
Digital investigators are right be concerned with the legal issues surrounding their own practices or the behavior of the organization they work for. Privacy and liability issues create a growing number of unanswered questions. Benjamin Wright can answer many of those legal questions and add some of his own.
The 26 victims at the Stone Age grave site near Frankfurt, Germany, are evidence of “a final lethal crisis of the first Central European farmers of the Early Neolithic."
In the newly released video of the Bangkok bombing, a person in a yellow shirt sits for just a second on a bench at a temple popular with tourists, quickly slides off his backpack, stands up and slips away.
A man who admitted to his uncle he had killed his parents – and then confessed to police minutes later in the same interrogation room – will have a retrial on the murder and manslaughter charges, because he invoked his Miranda rights by asking to speak to family for advice before the confession, the New Jersey Supreme Court ruled today.
After a 10-day search that scoured 4,000 square miles, several objects have already been sent for further examination, but local authorities said that “nothing suspected of having any connection to a plane” was found.
French experts—who confirmed that the flaperon was part of Flight 370 last week—probably used a scanning electron microscopes to analyze paint found on the wing to determine the paint’s exact formula, unique to the Boeing 777 aircraft.
“Attention Drug Dealers: Is Your Drug Dealing Competition Costing You Money?” is the question written on a flier released earlier this month by a Kentucky county sheriff’s office. “We offer a free service to help you eliminate your drug competition.”
The research bucks the perception that cities with higher crime rates have greater rates of cop homicides, according to the research published in American Journal of Public Health.
“Baby Doe” has been seen by millions through social media, billboards and other places, but still no name has been produced. But now a forensic break in the case may narrow down the geographic region of the search.
Fingerprints aren’t always pulled from guns – no matter what prime-time crime shows would have a general audiences believe. Some experts estimate the likelihood of finding successful latent prints on the surface of a firearm as low as 5 percent.