Federal DNA Backlog Remains Clear since SeptemberJul 31, 2012
By Elizabeth Johnson
DNA of Delmer Smith was not found in the Terra Ceia home of Kathleen Briles who was allegedly bludgeoned to death Aug. 3, 2009 with an antique sewing machine.
His DNA was, however, found in four Sarasota homes he allegedly robbed, attacking the women who lived there, prior to Briles' death.
The only problem was police could not identify the person behind the attacks because the DNA was not logged in the FBI's database.
Source: Bradenton Herald