Daily Archives: October 4, 2010

OSBI Awarded DNA Cold Case Grant

The National Institute of Justice has awarded the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation a second DNA Cold Case grant.

In a release issued Friday, OSBI says the Bureau has been awarded another $474,341.

Bode Technology to Host Second Annual South African Forensics DNA Conference October 28-29

Business Wire
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Glendale lines up funding to create police DNA lab

The Los Angeles Times
The Glendale Police Department hopes to build a $3-million DNA lab to expedite the processing of evidence and ease demand on Los Angeles County’s overburdened testing system, officials said.

Nebraska agrees to pay 1 of 6 people wrongfully imprisoned for 1985 murder, rape in Beatrice

The Republic
LINCOLN, Neb. — The state has agreed to pay $500,000 to one of the six people wrongfully imprisoned for a 1985 southeast Nebraska murder as part of a lawsuit settlement, but four other lawsuits against the state remain pending.

ADP has showcased Emirates DNA Database Model and scientific and practical capabilities

The Abu Dhabi Police UAE
ADP has showcased Emirates DNA Database Model and scientific and practical capabilities that ADP implements in DNA field in general and the Database in particular during its participation in the half-yearly two-day meeting of Interpol Experts Team responsible for DNA monitoring, held in Leon City, France. Colonel Expert (Dr.) Ahmed Abdullah al Marzouqi, Head of ADP Center of DNA Database and member of the Team and representative of the Middle East and North Africa has attended the meeting.

DNA advances helping to solve Hampshire’s cold rape cases

The Daily Echo UK
DETECTIVES reinvestigating thousands of unsolved stranger rapes in Hampshire in the past 30 years have made a series of breakthroughs.

A specialist team of officers have been re-examining the historic cases dating back to the 1980s since the start of the year.

Cigarette butt, shell casing spoil “perfect murder” in Egg Harbor Township

Press of Atlantic city.com

It could have been the perfect murder.

The little boy was still clutching his mother’s cell phone when police arrived at the quiet neighborhood in Egg Harbor Township. Inside the sport utility vehicle next to him, his mother was dead — shot four times while still strapped into the driver’s seat.

Full disclosure

ENC Today- North Carolina
Kinston defense attorney William Gerrans can’t let go of a murder case he handled nearly 20 years ago — a case in which a man he still considers to be innocent was sent to prison for life.

Woman’s identity still unknown

Southern Highland News- Australia
POLICE have ruled out half the missing women in NSW who fit the profile of the female remains found in Belanglo State Forest.
A month after a group of trail bike riders found the bones on August 29, investigators are yet to identify the woman, raising the possibility she could be from interstate or overseas.