Category Archives: human identification

Forensics: #NamUS works!! Woman found dead in 1971 identified with help of crowdfunded DNA testing; police still looking for killer

It took five days to crowdfund forensic testing for a 52-year-old unsolved homicide, police said. — Read on http://www.cbsnews.com/news/colleen-audrey-rice-found-dead-1971-identified-crowdfunded-dna-testing-police-look-for-suspect/

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Forensics: “100% certainty” in play plus stains on T-shirt not blood leads to Alex Murdaugh Fights to Bar Blood Spatter Evidence From Murder Trial

The disgraced South Carolina lawyer accused of killing his wife and son says blood-spatter evidence from a T-shirt is garbage. — Read on http://www.thedailybeast.com/alex-murdaugh-fights-to-bar-blood-spatter-evidence-from-murder-trial

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Forensics: #NamUS. Prme case for genetic testing. Remains of child found in Carroll in 2022

Remains found in the Iron Ridge section of Carroll County in 2022 are those of a child approximately four to seven years in age according to a report by the… — Read on http://www.thecarrollnews.com/news/10242/remains-of-child-found-in-carroll-in-2022

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Forensics: Searchers for missing Oklahoma girl find remains of child

Alysia Adams later told investigators that Ivon Adams beat Athena Brownfield at about midnight Dec. 25, according to an affidavit. — Read on http://www.courttv.com/news/searchers-for-missing-oklahoma-girl-find-remains-of-child/

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Forensics: Resource challenges impact post-mortems as bodies pile up from murders, accidents | Jamaica

For 400 metres, the sight was pure horror. Chunks of human flesh, mangled, torn and pasted on the asphalt with blood that had gone muddy, littered the St Catherine leg of the North/South Highway. Initial reports were that the victim, … Continue reading

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Forensics: This story never changes. The official who investigates suspicious deaths in your town may be a doctor — or not

“A coroner doesn’t have to ever have taken a science class in their life,” said Nancy Belcher, chief executive officer of the King County Medical Society, the group that met that day. — Read on http://www.chicagotribune.com/people/health/death-investigations-20221225-nbnylwxifvhwpo5xckruxc2bc4-story.html

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Forensics: DNA geneaology case needs more funding. Who is Middlesex County John Doe #NamUS is helping.

Connecticut Office of Chief Medical Examiner and Othram Team to Identify 2021 John Doe — Read on dnasolves.com/articles/middlesex-county-john-doe-2021/

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Forensics: The reasons #NamUS needs more funding in light of new ‘Billy’s Law.’ Hundred of Thousands Missing Persons And Unidentified Cases

namus.nij.ojp.gov/sites/g/files/xyckuh336/files/media/document/namus-stats-overall-october-2022.pdf

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Forensics: Ukraine DNA efforts to identify the victims of war. They are overwhelmed. BBC News

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-63987512

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Forensics: 15,000 Missing Persons in Ukraine. A Ukrainian woman’s harrowing quest to find her family

Nina Melenets buries her son more than seven months after she says he was killed by shelling in their village in eastern Ukraine. — Read on http://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-12-12/a-ukrainian-woman-s-harrowing-quest-to-find-her-family/101757840

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