DNA Lab at UNT Health Science Center Helps Identify More Than 550 Victims

PR Newswire
In the past few years, law enforcement agencies have ramped up efforts to identify victims from unsolved “cold” cases, and the Center for Human Identification at Fort Worth was almost overwhelmed with the number of cases that flooded its office. Since 2003, more than 2,700 samples of human remains have been analyzed by the forensic experts, and the two-year backlog has been reduced by 95 percent. Of the 550 samples that resulted in identifications, 77 were “cold hits” meaning that there was no previous association between the victim and the reference sample.