Advances in DNA sequencing techniques and an unceremonious burial place covered over with quicklime would help scientists ID the remains almost a century later.
Arson may be motivated by psychological problems, insurance fraud, or to cover-up of other crimes, and are some of the most challenging scenes crime scene investigators will ever encounter.
DNA genotyping isn’t just for uniquely fingerprinting suspects in criminal cases, like violent crimes, but now even smuggled drugs are coming under the sequencer.
A forensic investigation traces the death of a high school girl, found by the side of the Garden State Parkway in the fall of 1965, to one of New Jersey’s most infamous suspected serial killers.
Can examining pedal skeletal remains provide any information about an individual’s health or quality of life even in thousands of years old bones from ancient Egypt?
A man who spent 28 years in prison based on flawed FBI hair analysis has now been awarded $13.2 million in his wrongful conviction lawsuit.
Nearly a million minutes of video content will cross the global IP network by 2019—which means that more video than ever is floating around networks, and it's not all just for entertainment.
The unusual death of a presumed German adventurer, found mummified-looking in a damaged yacht drifting in the Pacific Ocean, has authorities struggling to uncover the man’s last known whereabouts.
Conceptually visualize the motion that occurs within a crime scene, the forces that take place during the event. All matter is in a state of relative motion or rest, through space and time.
Here’s the forensic news you might have missed over the weekend, and what you’ll want to know to get you through your work week.
A group of 15 rape survivors lobbying leaders to test the backlog of sealed rape kits on shelves nationwide are calling for presidential candidates to address the issue.
A complete and accurate record of the scene is essential for investigating the crime and for presenting the case when it goes to court. This documentation provides a record of the evidence found at the scene and the observations of the scene itself at the time it was discovered.
An international panel of forensic experts gave a two-hour presentation on the changing landscape of forensic science, Wednesday morning, including a talk by US Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates on the aftermath of the flawed FBI hair analysis.
The causes of death of the men with arrow wounds in their backs, or pieces of obsidian blades in their skulls, were easy enough. But, the pregnant woman with her hands and feet bound still remains a mystery.
Themed “Transformation: Embracing Change,” the 68th annual meeting is a nod to the changing landscape of forensic science, and the ongoing pursuit of techniques and practices that ensure the highest degrees of accuracy in the field and in the lab.