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About csidds

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

Forensics: Missing persons cold cases. Charles Helem killed women for over 20 years, now Linked To Murders Of Eige Sober-Adler, Jennifer Landry.

Charles Helem Linked To Murders Of Eige Sober-Adler, Jennifer Landry | Crime News — Read on http://www.oxygen.com/crime-news/charles-helem-linked-to-murders-of-eige-sober-adler-jennifer-landry

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Forensics: This police lab is a total wreck. Oversight Hearing Reveals More Issues at DC Crime Lab – WCP

The DC crime lab lost its accreditation last year. Its interim director says he has no solid plan for returning to regular operations. — Read on washingtoncitypaper.com/article/545794/oversight-hearing-reveals-more-issues-at-crime-lab/

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Forensic DNA: Forensic Science Helps to Shed Light on Impact of Tulsa Race Massacre | Lab Manager

Non-profit DNA testing laboratory strives to identify victims of Tulsa Race Massacre — Read on http://www.labmanager.com/news/forensic-science-helps-to-shed-light-on-impact-of-tulsa-race-massacre-27423

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Forensics: The Innocence Projects’ plans for its next 30 years.

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Forensics: How a local ME agency uses the NAMUS system for its unknown persons. District Six Medical Examiner – Unidentified Persons

District Six Medical Examiner – Unidentified Persons — Read on http://www.pinellascounty.org/forensics/me_unidentified.htm

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Forensics: Pennsylvania wants to use NAMUS via a New missing person bill that will require national reporting

Only 11 US states mandate the use of the NIJ funded NAMUS database which combines both public access of family info requests and law enforcement missing persons reports. NAMUS is located here: https://namus.nij.ojp.gov/ HARRISBURG, Pa. (WTAJ) — Pennsylvania currently ranks … Continue reading

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Forensics: Police corruption. Watts Scandal Grows as Attorneys Prepare for More Exonerations

Cook County prosecutors are believed to be preparing to overturn the convictions of scores of individuals arrested on narcotics charges by corrupt Chicago… — Read on http://www.nbcchicago.com/investigations/watts-scandal-grows-as-attorneys-prepare-for-more-exonerations/2730906/

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Forensics: First Black female in Tennessee. A 74-Year-Old Black Woman Gets Exonerated After Spending 28 Years in Prison

Joyce Watkins was granted parole in 2015, but she immediately began taking steps towards clearing her name and getting her 1988 conviction overturned. — Read on http://www.complex.com/life/black-woman-exoneration-prison-innocence

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Forensics: Genealogy DNA. Remains, found in Lincoln, identified more than 9 years later

The case began when a Talladega County deputy and a reserve officer working at the Racetrack during race week located human remains behind an abandoned house on Allred Road. — Read on http://www.wsfa.com/2022/01/14/remains-found-lincoln-identified-more-than-9-years-later/

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Forensics: Satellites and geology methods. The science that is helping researchers find the ‘disappeared’ in Latin America

Researchers are using modern forensic techniques to find the bodies of victims of civil conflict in Latin America. — Read on uk.news.yahoo.com/science-helping-researchers-disappeared-latin-112505035.html

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