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In October, as a result of thefts and tampering at the now-closed Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, police agencies across Delaware will begin using clear, heat-sealed plastic bags to secure drug evidence.
In a second search of the home of the man believed to be the last person seen with a missing University of Virginia student, officials said they took pieces of clothing, but they would not elaborate on the importance of the items. Police have said they hope to receive lab results late Tuesday from items recovered during the initial searches.
One of the largest, most comprehensive crime labs in the world is analyzing evidence collected in the disappearance and killing of five-year-old Ja'Naya Thompson.
Forensic tests are being carried out on a knife found during the search for missing teenager Alice Gross. The investigation into her disappearance is focusing on the River Brent and its banks near Ealing Hospital in west London, where the knife was found.
DNA from blood found in Dante Taylor’s vehicle and items at his home matches that of the two women killed last summer in Sodus, New York. That was the testimony of a forensic scientist during Taylor’s trial in Wayne County Court.
A bag of human remains — overlooked and forgotten since 2006 — was discovered in a refrigerator at the Delaware Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, the latest misstep for the scandal-plagued agency.
The Colorado Bureau of Investigation is moving its forensics lab to a bigger building to accommodate a rising demand for DNA analysis. The agency says the new lab will help improve turnaround time.
Forensic firearms analysis is the subject of a new graduate certificate program offered by the Forensic and National Security Sciences Institute (FNSSI) in Syracuse University’s College of Arts and Sciences.
One of the most important tasks for a forensic scientist investigating a death is to determine when the person died. Forensic biologists wondered whether microscopic soil-dwelling organisms could help date older corpses.
The expert forensic pathologist who conducted an autopsy of the 18-year-old shot by a police officer in Missouri will be reviewing the final autopsy report of a New York City man who died after being put in a police chokehold, the attorney for the man's family says.
DNA testing sophisticated enough to exonerate Anthony Wright was not available in 1993, when a jury found him guilty of rape and murder, but it is now. And so for nine years his attorneys have pushed to see if advances in technology would support his case.
Wake County sheriff's deputies knew little about the man, except that he wore a foreign brand of jeans and blue boots and had two gunshot wounds to his head. That was 2003, the cold case came back to life when Sgt. Edward Blomgren of the Wake County Sheriff's Office called upon anthropologists Chelsey Ann Juarez and Ann Ross at N.C. State University.
Civil Air Patrol officials say cell phone forensics have helped authorities narrow the search area for a missing small airplane which hasn't been seen since leaving the Headland airport in Henry County, Alabama.
Could there be a new photograph of Billy the Kid? Famed Houston forensic artist Lois Gibson says yes. Gibson has been called the most successful forensic artist in the country with her sketches of suspects credited with solving more than a thousand crimes.