Called Operation Shield, 433 people who had been taken into police custody, were examined to determine if a unique DNA liquid sprayed on objects, like cash tills and computer screens, could be found, forensically linking back the individual to the crime scene, according to a news report.
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John Wakefield, 48, now faces life in prison without parole, after his DNA was found and identified on the victim’s shirt collar and on the murder weapon, according to a press release.
At this point, only about 60 percent of the World Trade Center remains have been identified, and many forensic experts believe it will be impossible to put a name to all of them. Still, new techniques are slowly adding verifications.
Experts used infrared cameras, 3-D scanners and ground-penetrating radar to initially sweep the floor of the burial tomb to help pinpoint the best site for archeologists to start excavating. The bones, which were interred in 1616, were lost when Madrid’s Convento de las Monjas Trinitarias Descalzas was rebuilt sometime later in the 17th century.
Prosecutors presented DNA and blood to try showing that Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev and his brother both played prominent roles in the 2013 attacks and the killing of a Massachusetts Institute of Technology police officer days later.
The administration announced another $41 million, on Monday, to help test backlogged sexual assault kits, an estimated 400,000 kits nationwide, according to a White House press release. But for those 400,000 victims, justice might still depend on more federal funding.
Some major changes in DNA technology and analysis have recently come on to the forensic scene – but with little fanfare to accompany those changes, busy practitioners could be forgiven for not having noticed them.
A bill that has passed the House and is awaiting action in the Senate would require DNA collected in any felony case charged as a violent or sex offense to be preserved through the length of the offender's sentence, including post-prison community custody.
DNA testing could help identify the bodies found in mass graves on a KwaZulu-Natal farm in South Africa - but only if living relatives came forward for tissue samples to be compared, said a genetics expert.
Shiralee Reardon can only imagine the courage it must have taken for her great uncle to fight and die in the bloodiest 24 hours in Australian history. Corigliano was among the more than 5500 Australian soldiers killed, wounded or taken prisoner on the night of July 19-20, 1916.
Researchers believe an injury sustained to the interior surface of the cranium, consistent with wounds inflicted by a sword or the spiked top of a halberd, would have knocked the king unconscious before death.Eleven injuries have been identified in all, nine of them delivered to the skull around the time of death, two to the postcranial skeleton, although many are believed to have been sustained after death.
Vice President Joe Biden will join Senator Barbara Mikulski on Monday in Pikesville to highlight funding directed toward clearing a backlog of hundreds of thousands of untested rape kits.
Modern forensic science is useful for investigators as a means of solving the most complex crimes. But, new research unlocks the mysteries of the life and death of historical figures like King Richard III and the curious case of Cangrande I della Scala.
Two men with ties to one of the three gunmen who terrorized Paris were handed preliminary charges Friday, the Paris prosecutor said, describing hundreds of texts, regular meetings and DNA recovered from a stun gun among the belongings at a bloodied kosher supermarket.
In September 2014, NIJ convened a meeting with crime laboratory directors from various regions of the United States to gather information on strengthening the DNA Capacity Enhancement and Backlog Reduction (DNA) and Paul Coverdell Forensic Science Improvement Grants (Coverdell) programs. This report provides a summary of generalized comments and opinions from the group, but does not represent the views of all recipients.
A newly developed genetic technique enabled researchers to sequence DNA from the teeth of 300-year-old skeletons, helping to pinpoint where in Africa three slaves had likely lived before being captured.
After the case was dropped against a Nevada woman who spent 35 years in prison for a 1976 murder she did not commit, both sides agreed on one point: justice was finally served thanks to new technology in DNA testing.
Lake County, Illinois prosecutors plan to exonerate a man who has spent 20 years in prison for rape and abduction, a move that would lengthen the list of the county's criminal convictions wiped away by DNA evidence.
D.C. Mayor Muriel E. Bowser has commissioned an audit of the city’s new crime lab after forensic experts hired by the U.S. Attorney’s Office said they discovered errors in some of the lab’s DNA analyses, the mayor’s office said Friday.
Former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez's DNA was found on a marijuana joint at the scene of a killing near his home, a crime lab scientist testified Friday.
More than 1,300 rape kits collected from sexual assault victims across the state have not been tested for DNA evidence, a state report shows, with roughly one-third of the kits having sat untested for at least five years.
D.C. prosecutors have stopped sending DNA evidence to the city’s new state-of-the-art crime lab after they said they discovered errors in the way analysts determined whether a sample can be linked to a suspect or a victim.
The rape happened in 1998 at a playground in Holyoke. Jesus Oquendo was arrested in 2012 when DNA taken in a rape kit from the victim matched his DNA in the national DNA database.
Bioethicists, geneticists, attorneys and cops weigh the pros and cons of a radical new science.
An Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department detective turns to crowdfunding after a crime lab mistake.
As Houston officials trumpeted the completion of DNA testing on a three-decade backlog of sexual assault kits, they also acknowledged that while the DNA of some alleged rapists went untested, the suspects committed other sexual crimes.
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