Daily Archives: October 11, 2010

Idaho DNA backlog tops 6,000 at state lab

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho — An Idaho State Police official says there are more than 6,000 DNA samples from convicted felons waiting to be processed and entered in state and national DNA Index Systems.

Victims’ families see encouraging signs for Colo. cold cases

Aurora Sentinel
AURORA | In recent months, local residents hoping for justice in some of the state’s more than 1,700 cold cases have seen some positive steps forward.

Last month, DNA evidence tied gruesome, unsolved 1984 slayings in Aurora and Lakewood to the same killer, confirming long-held suspicions that the slayings were connected.

ACT police identify serious offenders with DNA database

Canberra Times.com
An ACT Policing forensic database has linked serious offenders to 415 crimes in the past two years, including three sexual assaults in NSW and one in Victoria.

State law fails to deliver expected DNA submissions

Texarkana Gazette
LITTLE ROCK—An Arkansas law that expands the collection of DNA samples to include those arrested for certain crimes has failed so far to deliver the expected increase in samples for testing.