Taking decades to uncover lost DNA: California will execute in 5 years

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Needle-in-a-haystack hunt for evidence in old Virginia murder case required endurance, luck

But what may prove the toughest obstacle was overcome two years ago by a private investigator and a persistent University of Virginia Hospital employee who scaled warehouse ladders searching shelves and poking into long-closed boxes with a flashlight in a hunt for a microscope slide almost a half-century old.

“When I found it, I got it out of the drawer, I said, ‘Yes!’” recalled Kimberly Crawford, an administrative assistant in the hospital’s pathology department.

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Dr. Michael Bowers is a long time forensic consultant in the US and international court systems.
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