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New Forensic Analysis Shoots Holes in the JFK Assassination Report

January 26, 2016 | by Sean Allocca, Editor | Comments

Using neutron activation analysis, researchers found chemical analysis of bullets is not nearly as precise as JFK investigators thought, and that the government reports are 'fundamentally flawed.'

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LAPD Says They Hacked Murder Victim's iPhone

May 5, 2016 12:14 pm | by Seth Augenstein, Digital Reporter | Comments

The LAPD end-around the security features is the second well-documented time U.S. law enforcement has broken into the notoriously-difficult Apple hardware and software.

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Escaped Inmate Sighted in CVS Pharmacy in NJ

May 5, 2016 10:27 am | by Sean Allocca, Editor | Comments

The Barnegat Police Department confirmed that 38-year-old Arthur Buckel was captured on security-camera images from a local CVS, one day after he escaped from the minimum security Bayside State Prison.

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Pollen Pins ‘Buck Skin’ Jane Doe to the Northeast, 35 Years Later

May 4, 2016 12:36 pm | by Seth Augenstein, Digital Reporter | Comments

Authorities believe they may have a geographic lead into where the girl was from based on a forensic pollen analysis.

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Captain Cook's Legendary Ship May Be Discovery at Bottom of Newport Harbor

May 4, 2016 9:20 am | by Seth Augenstein, Digital Reporter | Comments

The 13 ships were split into five groups in Newport Harbor, and researchers believe the group that included the Lord Sandwich was positively located.

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After Legalizing Pot, Teens Still Get ‘Easy’ Access

May 3, 2016 12:02 pm | by Sean Allocca, Editor | Comments

Marijuana has long been the drug du jour among teenagers across the country, and for good reason—it continues to be the most easily accessible.

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Decomposition Rates Between Humans, Pigs May Vary Wildly

May 3, 2016 11:17 am | by Seth Augenstein, Digital Reporter | Comments

Traditional decomposition models may have to be reconsidered, according to an ambitious new series of studies by a team of researchers at the famed “Body Farm.”

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Monday's Briefing: 05/02/16

May 2, 2016 12:29 pm | by Sean Allocca, Editor | Comments

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.

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Texting Scandal Deepens in San Francisco

May 2, 2016 12:22 pm | by Seth Augenstein, Digital Reporter | Comments

An investigation turned up racist and homophobic messages exchanged between three officers who are now no longer working with the department.

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‘Textalyzer’ Could Help Prevent Texting While Driving

April 28, 2016 1:35 pm | by Sean Allocca, Editor | Comments

NY lawmakers are promoting the idea of a “Textalyzer”—a device that could give police access to a driver’s phone history immediately after a traffic accident.

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Secondary DNA Transfers Questioned in Cold Case Murder Trial

April 28, 2016 12:37 pm | by Seth Augenstein, Digital Reporter | Comments

Part of the defense's argument relies on some unknowns concerning the secondary transfer of trace amounts of genetic material.

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Suspected Serial Killer 'Grim Sleeper' Defense Targets Ballistics Evidence

April 27, 2016 12:55 pm | by Seth Augenstein, Digital Reporter | Comments

The trial against the accused serial killer, who has been dubbed the “Grim Sleeper,” now turns to the validity of ballistics evidence.

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Researchers ‘Unpick’ the Flawed FBI Hair Evidence

April 27, 2016 12:42 pm | by Sean Allocca, Editor | Comments

Three researchers have re-examined the cases in light of statistics and the law to “unpick” the massive statistical errors. 

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Forensic Science Combats Counterfeit Drugs Worldwide

April 26, 2016 12:47 pm | by Seth Augenstein, Digital Reporter | Comments

Bogus medicines promise a lucrative gain for unscrupulous peddlers worldwide. But even if they’re caught, the human health toll has already been taken.

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Drug-Overdose Epidemic Not Linked to High Trafficking Areas

April 26, 2016 12:42 pm | by Sean Allocca, Editor | Comments

Researchers found no link between increases in overdoses and high-trafficking areas, suggesting the drugs are dispersed quickly throughout the country.

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Monday's Briefing: 04/25/16

April 25, 2016 12:18 pm | by Sean Allocca, Editor | Comments

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.

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