Daily Archives: October 5, 2010

Cal State LA forum looks at Grim Sleeper case

Whittier Daily News California
MONTEREY PARK – A new form of DNA analysis may prove to be more useful to law enforcement that fingerprints, officials said Friday.

The technique, known as familial DNA, matches genes across generations of men, and contributed to the capture of the suspected Grim Sleeper serial killer, Los Angeles police homicide Detective Dennis Kilcoyne said Friday.

Historic Homicide Trial Explained

Business News Wire
— How Cybergenetics Computer Cracked DNA Crime —

PITTSBURGH–(BUSINESS WIRE)–On Friday afternoon, October 8, Pittsburgh-based Cybergenetics scientist Mark Perlin, Senior Deputy Attorney General Anthony Krastek, and Allegheny County Assistant Public Defender Michelle Collins will teach a Continuing Legal Education (CLE) course on “Forensic DNA Analysis: An Introduction” in The Cyril H. Wecht Institute of Forensic Science and Law at Duquesne University.

Move to widen police DNA powers

The Age.com Australia
POLICE powers to collect DNA would be extended to all indictable offences under proposed legislation introduced to State Parliament yesterday.

DNA identification by pedigree likelihood ratio accommodating population substructure and mutations

“DNA typing is an important tool in missing-person identification, especially in mass-fatality disasters. Identification methods comparing a DNA profile from unidentified human remains with that of a direct (from the person) or indirect (for example, from a biological relative) reference sample and ranking the pairwise likelihood ratios (LR) is straightforward and well defined.”
Author: Jianye GeBruce BudowleRanajit Chakraborty
Credits/Source: Investigative Genetics 2010, 1:8

Franken’s Provisions to Help Sexual Assault Victims Included in Major Law Enforcement Bill

Political News.ME
PoliticalNews.me – Oct 04,2010 – U.S. Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) said that his provision to ensure that victims of sexual assault are no longer forced to pay for their own rape kits was included in major law enforcement legislation introduced this week by Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee.

Bode Technology Expands Its RFID Technology to Law Enforcement Units

Trading Markets.com
GlobalOptions Group, a provider of domestic and international risk management services
, announced that Bode Technology, one of the world’s largest forensic DNA analysis firms, has begun offering its new Bode-RFID tracking system to law enforcement agencies and crime laboratories nationwide in an effort to streamline work flows and help control costs in the field of evidence tracking and analysis.

DNA evidence leads to arrest in Macon rape case

Macon.com Ohio
Macon police have closed an eight-year-old rape cold case with the arrest of a Columbus, Ohio, man who has been charged with raping a 13-year-old girl in November 2002.

Deputies: DNA Found In Truck Used To Identify Suspect

KERO Turn to 23.com CA
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — A man’s DNA was used to place him at the scene of a crime that took place almost one year ago, deputies said.

DNA links Morris to Bloomingdale library rape, expert testifies

TAMPA — Kendrick Morris’s odds haven’t improved the second time around.

A Florida Department of Law Enforcement laboratory analyst testified today she found Morris’s DNA on the victim and the victim’s DNA on a black hooded jacket taken from Morris’s closet days after the attack.