Category Archives: Forensic Science

Forensics: The progress of addiction in the US. ‘The deadliest drug we’ve ever known’: author Sam Quinones on how fentanyl saturated the US

In his new book, Quinones investigates how the explosion of synthetic drugs spurred an ‘epidemic of addiction’ — Read on http://www.theguardian.com/society/2022/jan/22/fentanyl-methamphetamine-drugs-epidemic-us

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Forensics: US DOJ DNA database at work. Human remains found decades ago now tied to 1970s cold case. #NamUS

Linda LeBeau went missing in 1977, remains found in 1986 have now been identified as belonging to her — Read on news.yahoo.com/human-remains-found-decades-ago-202443704.html

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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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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: 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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Forensics: experts weigh in on DC crime lab’s next steps

Its still politicians vs scientists at this lab in DC. The team of forensic experts advising prosecutors about the troubled D.C. crime lab are urging against District officials’ plan to reinstate some divisions of the agency quickly. — Read on … Continue reading

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Forensics: Genealogy DNA. Oak Ridge turns to DNA testing to solve ‘Baby Wyatt Doe’ case | wbir.com

The city of Oak Ridge approved a measure on Monday to accept a more than $5,000 grant in hopes of identifying a newborn baby boy found dead in Melton Lake in 2020. — Read on http://www.wbir.com/article/news/local/oak-ridge-receives-grant-for-dna-testing-in-baby-wyatt-doe-case/51-ead00789-8159-4e37-a9e1-f99a4e08f709

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Forensics: Police forensic expert jailed after 3,000 crime scene and post-mortem images found on personal computer

Makes me wonder about forensic images saved for kecturing purposes. Darren Collins, 56, illegally accessed images, including those of murder victims, over a four-year period — Read on http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/crime/police-dead-body-photos-jailed-b1990056.html

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Forensics: Genetic Genealogy: DNA evidence brings closure to Klamath County cold case | KMVU Fox 26 Medford

KLAMATH COUNTY, Ore. – Family members of two people who were found dead in rural Klamath County over four decades ago may finally have some closure. In late September of 1978, Cynthia Frayer and Kirk Wiseman were hitchhiking from Eugene … Continue reading

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