Evidence Collection

The FBI’s Hazardous Devices School at Redstone Arsenal in Huntsville is home to a sprawling 455-acre campus complete with classrooms, explosive ranges and mock villages that include a train station, apartment complexes, a movie theater and a strip...
by Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
12:37pm
1.10.2018
A St. Louis man who was acquitted of murder more than 20 years ago is accused in a new case of fatally beating and stabbing a 94-year-old woman in his care, then calling a ride-hailing car service and abandoning her body at her home.
by Associated Press
11:02am
12.28.2017
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A Texas woman is accused of sending homemade bombs to President Barack Obama and Texas Governor Greg Abbott that prosecutors say could have maimed or killed the two leaders. Cat hair found under the shipping label of the package sent to Obama...
by CBS/AP
9:50am
11.27.2017
Scientists have used satellite tracking and a crime-scene technique to discover an important feeding ground for green turtles in the Mediterranean. University of Exeter researchers measured "stable isotope ratios"—a chemical signature also used by...
by University of Exeter
12:48pm
11.10.2017
The American Association for the Advancement of Science announced a massive reevaluation of the forensic sciences two years ago. But after two reports this year, the undertaking has been discontinued, according to the AAAS and the foundation that...
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10:51am
9.27.2017
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Not all DNA swabs are equal—but that may have more to do with the hand guiding them than the material at the tip, according to a new series of tests by scientists at University College London’s Centre for the Forensic Sciences.
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12:51pm
9.20.2017
Criminal trials can be won or lost based on what happens outside the presence of the jury, when lawyers do battle over what evidence they can present. That has been the case at the trial of U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez and the donor accused of bribing him...
by David Porter, Associated Press
12:11pm
9.18.2017
The goal of molecular geneticist and forensic scientist David Foran's research is to develop a “soil individualization technique” that would allow a forensic expert to produce objective, statistical data to conclusively show, for example, that the...
by Jim Dawson
4:15pm
9.12.2017
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Three elderly brothers have been arrested in Seattle for allegedly possessing images of child sex abuse and other materials detectives say indicate the men spent the majority of their lives sexually abusing children.
by CBS/AP
11:22am
8.28.2017
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory geochemist Kevin Uno and his colleague, University of Washington research professor Samuel Wasser, use radiocarbon dating and DNA testing to determine when and where an elephant was killed; sampling ivory recently...
by Columbia University
11:13am
8.14.2017
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This year's meeting of the International Association for Identification features the most advanced trace DNA analysis, drone mapping of crime scenes and the latest high-powered updates to the Automated Fingerprint Identification System, or AFIS.
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12:42pm
8.9.2017
A recent report by the American Association for the Advancement of Science examines some of the shortcomings of current forensic fire investigation practices, both on the scene and in the lab in cases which may include suspected arson, and offers...
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12:00pm
7.21.2017
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An explosive found in the Oklahoma apartment of a man accused of setting off a pipe bomb near a military recruiting office had “unusual” features usually seen outside the U.S., according to a preliminary FBI investigation.
by Associated Press
12:24pm
7.20.2017
Arts-and-crafts retailer Hobby Lobby agreed to pay a $3 million fine and forfeit thousands of artifacts to the U.S. government, after packages containing the artifacts were discovered to be mislabeled, misidentifying the items and misrepresenting...
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12:52pm
7.7.2017
The employment of a wet vacuum DNA collection method on the 40-year-old evidence at the crime scene where 16-year-old Sharon Schollmeyers was discovered strangled to death has now found, and convicted, the killer.
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1:41pm
6.29.2017
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Two years after 2-year-old Bella Bond’s remains were found washed up on a Boston-area beach, her mother’s boyfriend has been sentenced to prison for life. Michael McCarthy, 37, was found guilty of second-degree murder on Monday. The resolution of...
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1:10pm
6.28.2017
The preliminary conclusion in a woman's violent death was that she had been killed in a gruesome way: by use of a riding reel lawn mower. But the detailed investigation by a team of experts, published in the latest Journal of Forensic Sciences, came...
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12:09pm
6.21.2017
In a hidden room in a house near Argentina's capital, police believe they have found the biggest collection of Nazi artifacts in the country's history, including a bust relief of Adolf Hitler and magnifying glasses inside elegant boxes with...
by Debora Rey, Associated Press
9:16am
6.21.2017
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Three sources close to the investigation into the 1990 Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum art heist, in which 13 masterpieces were stolen, revealed that essential evidence to the case had disappeared. The duct tape and handcuffs used by the...
by Kristin LaFratta, MassLive.com
1:03pm
6.16.2017
Forensic experts have spoken of the extraordinarily complex investigation that lies ahead at Grenfell Tower and predicted that establishing the causes of the devastating fire will take months.
by Hannah Devlin, The Guardian
11:19am
6.15.2017
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