Category Archives: Forensic Science

Forensics: #NamUs Selects Othram as a Forensic Genetic Genealogy Partner

Great news! Im very proud to be able to assist NamUs with Missing and Unidentified cases. September 27, 2022 — Othram, the leading forensic sequencing laboratory for law enforcement, and the National Missing and — Read on http://www.prweb.com/releases/2022/9/prweb18921844.htm

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Forensics: Blood in soil. Kristin Smart Murder Trial: Forensic DNA consultant resumes testimony, calls prosecution’s witness into question

Thursday’s proceedings resumed with testimony from the defense’s second witness: Elizabeth Johnson, a forensic DNA consultant working through a private practice. — Read on mustangnews.net/kristin-smart-murder-trial-forensic-dna-consultant-resumes-testimony-calls-prosecutions-witness-into-question/

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Forensics: Battling blood and decomp opinions in Smart murder case. Taphonony specialist contradicts previous witness testimony: ‘I don’t see any data that confirms the presence of human remains.’

Forensic specialist contradicts previous witness testimony: ‘I don’t see any data that confirms the presence of human remains’ – Mustang News — Read on mustangnews.net/forensic-specialist-contradicts-previous-witness-testimony-i-dont-see-any-data-that-confirms-the-presence-of-human-remains/

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Forensics: Kudos to Amy at NamUS!! Governor signs NamUS bill into law

HARRISBURG — State police are now required to turn over DNA samples of missing persons and unidentified decedents to the National Missing and Unidentified Persons System (NamUS), thanks to two — Read on http://www.dailyitem.com/content/tncms/live/

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Forensics: ‘The numbers kept going’: the forensic office identifying human remains at the border | Mexico |

Amid a shortage of forensic pathologists, Arizona’s Pima County Office of the Medical Examiner has identified thousands of those who lost their lives in the Borderlands This piece is co-published with High Country News — Read on http://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/sep/19/arizona-migrants-remains-border-forensics

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Forensics: Horror of the Ukraine war: Izium bodies show signs of torture and execution | Europe | News and current affairs from around the continent

Over 400 people are being recovered from shallow graves outside the town of Izium, Ukraine. DW’s Emmanuelle Chaze visited the horrific scene and spoke to investigators, who believe war crimes took place there. — Read on http://www.dw.com/en/ukraine-war-izium-bodies-show-signs-of-torture-and-execution/a-63163444

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Forensics: Diversity Issues: Forensic Scientists are Whiter Than Communities They Serve

Unless there is greater diversity in the field, much of the technology being developed  will continue to ignore the impacts on people of color, according to a new report. — Read on thecrimereport.org/2022/09/08/study-forensic-scientists-are-whiter-than-communities-they-serve/

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Forensics: The World’s Largest Experiment Simulating Dead Bodies in Suitcases Is Underway : ScienceAlert

A crime scene can present itself in any form and size. — Read on http://www.sciencealert.com/the-worlds-largest-experiment-simulating-dead-bodies-in-suitcases-is-underway

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Forensics: Michigan State Police: 3,250 THC lab reports may be inaccurate

The Michigan State Police say about 3,250 lab reports on THC toxicology samples in prosecutions may be inaccurate because of a technical issue. — Read on http://www.clickondetroit.com/news/michigan/2022/09/01/michigan-state-police-3250-thc-lab-reports-may-be-inaccurate/

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Forensics: DNA from letter helps solve 34-year-old cold case murder of Pa. mom

The cold case murder of a 26-year-old Pennsylvania mother in 1988 has been finally solved thanks to DNA evidence found on a chilling letter. — Read on http://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/dna-letter-helps-solve-34-year-old-cold-case-murder-pa-mom-rcna44185

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