Two weeks after a missile brought down Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, an international team of investigators Thursday reached a wreckage site in eastern Ukraine that remains bitterly contested between government forces and pro-Russia separatist rebels. For the families of the victims, it was an important start in locating and recovering bodies still rotting in the fields and building a case against those who perpetrated the tragedy.
Cuyahoga County Executive Ed FitzGerald and Medical Examiner Dr. Thomas P. Gilson have announced...
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Rebecca Myers’ toxicology results will be included in her upcoming trial. In a written ruling, Judge James DeWeese denied Myers’ motion to have the toxicology results — which show she was driving with marijuana metabolites in her system — thrown out of the case.
Though bloodstain pattern analysis (BPA) can be a subjective area of study at times and often reliant on the experience of the investigator, the idea that blood will obey certain laws of physics enables the examination of blood at an incident scene and on items of evidence to offer at least an insight into what was likely to have occurred.
A research team from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), working with the Cleveland Clinic, has demonstrated a dramatically improved technique for analyzing biological cells and tissues based on characteristic molecular vibration "signatures." The new NIST technique is an advanced form of the widely used spontaneous Raman spectroscopy,
Almost two weeks after Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was blown out of the sky, the remains of some passengers are feared rotting in the 90-degree (32-degree Celsius) midsummer heat, deepening the frustration of relatives desperate to recover the bodies of their loved ones. Fighting between Ukrainian forces and separatist rebels has kept away international police charged with securing the site.
FARO Technologies, Inc., known for its 3D measurement, imaging, and realization technology, has acquired The CAD Zone, Inc., a software provider in the law enforcement accident and crime scene reconstruction market. CAD Zone's point cloud software application will be integrated with FARO's laser scanning technology to provide turnkey solutions for crime scene and other forensic applications.
Nearly every criminal case reviewed by the FBI and the Justice Department as part of a massive investigation started in 2012 of problems at the FBI lab has included flawed forensic testimony from the agency, government officials said.
A man cleared of murder and rape charges after being locked up for two decades made an emotional appeal for millions of dollars in compensation, telling the state claims commissioner about the fear he endured in prison.
Criminals don't just have to worry about their own fingerprints these days: because of a young forensic scientist at The University of Western Australia, they should also be very concerned about their bullets' unique "fingerprints."
The Denver Police Department Crime Laboratory, in collaboration with SomaLogic, Inc. (Boulder, Colorado), have developed a DNA aptamer-based system for sperm cell binding, isolation and purification for DNA analysis in sexual assault cases.
Distraught Australian relatives of Malaysia Airlines MH17 victims have been asked to provide intimate information about their smallest loved ones, at a time when their grief is most raw. Because many of the victims on the doomed July 17 flight were children, police and health workers visiting relatives around the world have asked for treasured children’s finger paintings or other items that may contain prints such as baby bottles.
Scottsbluff, Nebraska police have been joined by a Philadelphia-based crime-solving organization to find out who killed a 40-year-old Nebraska man nearly 6½ years ago.
Delaware's crime lab still isn't fully operational more than a month after the General Assembly eliminated the office of chief medical examiner and nearly a month after state officials fired Chief Medical Examiner Dr. Richard T. Callery.
This study demonstrated the feasibility of full‐length genome sequence production from individuals infected with HIV using next‐generation sequencing technologies and phylogenomic analysis.
No longer will police in York County, South Carolina have to wait several months to a year for a speck of saliva to match a burglary suspect or a blood stain to uncover the identity of a wanted killer.
Black boxes from the Air Algerie plane that crashed in northern Mali last week will be transferred to France for analysis, the French embassy in Mali said Sunday, as officials prepared for the process of identifying the remains of the dead.