Daily Archives: October 27, 2010

Hampden District Attorney William Bennett and other Western Massachusetts law enforcement personnel urge expansion of state DNA database

CHICOPEE– A DNA sample from semen collected by Springfield police at a rape scene over five years ago led a task force of state troopers and U.S. Marshals to the front door of 21-year-old Quentin Jewell’s home here on Monday morning.

DNA testing lab planned for Harare

The Zimbabwean
HARARE – Germany has pledged to assist Zimbabwe police with training and equipment to set up a DNA laboratory in Harare, Co-Home Affairs Minister Theresa Makone has said. (Pictured: Home Affairs Minister Theresa Makone)
Makone, who returned from Germany last week where she held talks with Berlin’s deputy chief of police, said the government with the help of the Germans was planning to set up Zimbabwe’s first DNA forensics facility in Harare.

Argentine DNA tests boost search for missing

LA PLATA, Argentina — A campaign to carry out DNA tests on blood samples is slowly helping Argentines learn the fate of 30,000 people who went missing during the nation’s brutal military dictatorship.