Category Archives: DNA profiling

Forensic Genealogy History: Terre Haute Indiana man Frank Thies arrested for Rhode Island child molestation, sexual assault after DNA test

Cold case solved? Terre Haute, Indiana man Frank Thies was arrested in a 1987 Rhode Island child molestation and sexual assault case after a DNA test. — Read on abc7chicago.com/terre-haute-indiana-dna-test-sexual-assault-cold-case-solved/12471633/

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Forensics: First Black Owned Genetic Genealogy Lab

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Forensic Genealogy Leads to Arrest in 1987 Sex Assault Case

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — DNA evidence left behind 35 years ago and the use of forensic genealogy has led to the arrest of an Indiana man on charges that he sexually assaulted two Rhode Island girls in 1987, authorities announced … Continue reading

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Forensics: Prosecutor: DNA evidence shows alleged serial killer murdered UC student in 1978

Cheryl Thompson was reported missing on March 25, 1978, by her family after she failed to return home from an Oakley disco. On April 8, her body was discovered. — Read on http://www.wcpo.com/news/local-news/hamilton-county/loveland/update-expected-in-44-year-old-cold-case-of-murdered-uc-student

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Forensics: #NamUS Klamath Falls deputies looking for missing man last seen a year ago

CHILOQUIN, Ore. – Local investigators are asking for help finding a missing man who hasn’t been seen for almost a year. According to the National Missing and Unidentified Persons System, Steven Kenneth Davis was last known to be in Chiloquin … Continue reading

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Forensics: Dirty tricks get a pass. Arizona Executes 76-Year-Old Man after Refusing DNA and Fingerprint Testing

At his Arizona trial, Hooper’s attorneys focused on the unreliability of Redmond’s eyewitness identification, alleging that she had been shown a photo… — Read on deathpenaltyinfo.org/news/arizona-executes-76-year-old-man-after-refusing-dna-and-fingerprint-testing-in-case-with-no-physical-evidence

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Forensics: In Ukraine, a mobile DNA lab helps relatives identify bodies

A mobile DNA laboratory was set up this week in Izyum, eastern Ukraine, to spare relatives of the war dead the pain of visually identifying bodies. — Read on http://www.france24.com/en/live-news/20221104-in-ukraine-a-mobile-dna-lab-helps-relatives-identify-bodies

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Forensics: investigators bring DR Congo victims closer to justice

In 2020, the UN Human Rights Council mandated a Technical Assistance Team to support judicial investigations into serious crimes in the Kasai provinces in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. A year later, that mandate was expanded to cover the … Continue reading

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Forensics: #NamUS and DNA works! Colorado Cold case: Remains of woman found on farm 34 years ago identified

A cold case is no longer cold. The remains of a woman that were found on a farm in 1988 have been identified. — Read on kdvr.com/news/local/remains-of-woman-found-on-farm-34-years-ago-identified/

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Forensics: DA denied DNA testing in 2000. Now man released from California prison after 38 years following new DNA evidence

A man who spent more than 38 years behind bars convicted of murder and two attempted murders has been released from a California prison after long-untested DNA evidence pointed to a different person. The conviction of Maurice Hastings, 69, and … Continue reading

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