Daily Archives: August 23, 2010

DNA bank proposed to prevent baby dumping

Today online
A senior Malaysian police officer has suggested the establishment of a DNA database for parents and every newborn to prevent the increase of baby dumping, reported The New Straits Times yesterday.

Steamboat police frustrated as cases face delays at CBI

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Steamboat Colorado Today
Steamboat Springs — Several high-profile police invest­­igations have come to a grinding halt in Steamboat Springs, and it has nothing to do with the pace of detective work at the local level.

Rather, local law enforcement officials find themselves waiting for results from the Colorado Bureau of Investigation’s Grand Junction office. The office handles all forensic testing, including fingerprints and DNA, for the Western Slope — and they are slammed with requests.

Break in case of missing Fallsburg man may lead to ID

Times Herald Record- Hudson Valley
FALLSBURG — Police have had a break in the 25-year-old disappearance case of former Fallsburg resident Marvin Cornell Gibbs.

Detectives were able to find family members living in Middletown and have obtained a DNA sample from Gibbs’ sister.

New York agency wants plea deals to include DNA collection

Democrat and Chronicle.com
The head of the state Division of Criminal Justice Services is urging district attorneys around New York to make the collection of DNA part of any plea agreement in criminal cases.