Daily Archives: August 21, 2010

DNA database could help ID illegal immigrants who die in Ariz. desert

USA Today
Mexican and local Arizona authorities are trying to create a searchable DNA database to help match Mexican families looking for missing loved ones with the remains of illegal immigrants who died in the desert, the Arizona Daily Star reports.

Prosecution rests, defense begins in ’91 murder trial

The Times-Tribune Pennsylvania
HONESDALE – Jurors on Friday were taken to see the place where Laura Lynne Ronning’s body was found nearly 20 years ago, while the prosecution rested its case against the man accused of killing her.

The fifth day of testimony in Jeffrey James Plishka’s capital murder trial also saw the defendant’s side calling its first witnesses before proceedings wrapped up for the weekend.