Daily Archives: September 7, 2010

Deputy honored for work in solving cold case burglary


LeHigh Acres Citizen PA
“Detective Cahill was processing the scene with Rabitt who was diligent at processing the burglary scene,” Tamayo said.

Rabitt noticed at the point of entry to the house that there was blood on the broken glass. He collected the evidence and sent it to the CODIS system in order to locate a match on a suspect.

Cat fur can identify criminals


ABC News
Dr. Leslie Lyons, one of the world’s leading experts on cat genetics, pioneered the research. She enjoys watching certain television crime programs. “I’m a big fan of ‘CSI: Crime Scene Investigation,'” she says, which included two episodes where cat fur was part of the evidence. Lyons, based at the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine, was already compiling information on cat DNA when a lightbulb moment struck her.

Forensic delays keep court cases waiting


The Newcastle Herald Australia
Waiting times for drug and DNA analysis at the state’s forensic laboratories have blown out to seven months, creating a growing backlog of cases in Newcastle’s criminal courts.
The worst affected cases are low-priority drugs matters while analysis of computers for offences such as possessing child pornography can take up to five months.

Law allows for wider sampling of DNA


Otago Daily Times New Zealand
Police are welcoming enhancements to crime-fighting technology which will allow them to take more DNA samples from suspected criminals – including youths.
The Criminal Investigations (Bodily Samples) Amendment Bill, which was passed last year, would add more weapons to police’s crime fighting arsenal, Invercargill Detective Sergeant Mark McCloy, the DNA implementation manager for the Southern District, said.

2011 polls: Police train forensic, DNA scientists


Nigerian Compass
Determined to ensure hitch free elections next year and provide a platform for the successful prosecution of electoral offenders, the police hierarchy has embarked on the training of scientists in forensics and DNA Technology.Dtermined to ensure hitch free elections next year and provide a platform for the successful prosecution of electoral offenders, the police hierarchy has embarked on the training of scientists in forensics and DNA Technology.

Mystery Around Mummified Babies Found in Trunk Persists Even as Owner of Trunk ID’d


CBS News
Los Angeles- The owner of the trunk in which the mummified corpses of two babies were found inside leather doctor’s bags in the basement of a Los Angeles apartment building has been positively identified – but the mystery of her life and how the babies got in the bags continues to confound.

Dr Crippen could be cleared by DNA


Express.co UK
SCIENTISTS have challenged the conviction of Dr Crippen, nearly 100 years after he was hanged for killing his wife.
Crippen, 48, was convicted on the evidence of pathologist Sir Bernard Spilsbury, who said a body buried in the cellar of their London home was that of the doctor’s wife, Cora.

DNA profiling nails Goregaon jewel thieves


Hinudstan Times
The DNA profiling report has nailed the four foreigners—three Mexicans and a Venezuelan—in the sensational Rs. 6.6 crore diamond heist from the India International Jewellery Show (IIJS) at Goregaon (e), last month. Highly placed sources in the crime branch told HT on Sunday that the DNA profiling test on the body tissues found in a parcel, meant for Rome, has matched with the four arrested accused.