Category Archives: DNA profiling

Forensics: AGs hate post-conviction testing. Justices reject state’s arguments in DNA dispute.

TALLAHASSEE — The Florida Supreme Court on Friday turned down an attempt by Attorney General Ashley Moody’s office to block DNA testing of evidence in a 1975 murder that sent — Read on https://www.chronicleonline.com/news/local/justices-reject-state-s-arguments-in-dna-dispute/article_eb1ae077-9b47-5cdd-83c8-c1be34252376.html?utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter&utm_campaign=user-share

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Forensics: 1700 kits analyzed results in Charges filed in 6 California cold cases after sexual assault kit backlog cleared

Orange County authorities have cleared a backlog of untested sexual assault kits going back decades and the results led to the filing of charges in six cold cases, the district attorney’s office announced Tuesday. — Read on http://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/charges-filed-6-california-cold-cases-sexual-assault-kit-backlog-clear-rcna35893

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Forensics: Indigenous missing person. DNA helps ID 2 cold case victims in Snohomish County

Snohomish County authorities said DNA helped identify the remains of Blaine Has Tricks, who disappeared in 1977, and Alice Lou Williams who went missing in 1981. — Read on http://www.king5.com/article/news/local/dna-helps-solve-2-cold-cases-snohomish-county/281-89bc6564-fdda-4807-86eb-71807ac2e1da

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Forensics: Genetic genealogy works. WA cops: Body found 41 years ago identified as Georgia man

The Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office, WA, said they identified a body they found 41 years ago as Ronald David Chambers, a Georgia man who disappeared in 1978. — Read on http://www.sacbee.com/news/nation-world/national/article259144268.html

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Forensics: NamUS works!! Remains of Roanoke native who disappeared in Colorado wilderness area identified

Gregory Allan Woodford, 30, was a U.S. Navy veteran living in Colorado Springs. He went missing in June 2019. He died that same week, but his remains weren’t found until — Read on starexponent.com/content/tncms/live/

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Forensics: Othram Genetic geneaology DNA identifies 1974 remains that may link to serial killer

The remains of a Florida teenager who went missing nearly 50 years ago have been identified through advanced DNA technology — Read on http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/dna-identifies-1974-remains-that-may-link-to-serial-killer/2022/06/02/c37c7790-e29b-11ec-ae64-6b23e5155b62_story.html

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Forensics: False DNA testimony. Calls for independent inquiry into Queensland forensic lab as DNA testing failures prompt criminal cases to be reopened

A government review into DNA testing at a state-run forensics laboratory is labelled “manifestly inadequate” by a former employee after Queensland police revealed they were re-examining cases dating back to the start of 2018. — Read on http://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-06-02/qld-dna-forensic-lab-review-handling-criminal-cases/101121284

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Forensics: Cop DNA database misused. Senate passes bill in response to SF crime lab scandal

The state senate unanimously passed a genetic privacy bill this week in response to the San Francisco Police Department’s DNA crime lab scandal. — Read on http://www.kron4.com/news/bay-area/senate-passes-bill-in-response-to-sf-crime-lab-scandal/

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Forensics: New DNA technology could help solve missing person cases

There are 2,500 missing people in the state of Georgia and 154 unidentified remains. Now investigators are considering the use of forensic genetic genealogy tech. — Read on http://www.11alive.com/article/news/investigations/new-technology-identifies-human-remains-solves-crimes/85-fa76e0b7-ab57-43a4-b9f7-a541c4e86031

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Forensics: Forensic Genealogists closing cold cases through your family tree

Cold Cases sitting in filing cabinets for years waiting for authorities to find the final piece of the puzzle. Fox San Antonio’s Yami Virgin investigates new technology and a new kind of detective is using DNA and family trees to … Continue reading

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