Daily Archives: November 15, 2010

Crime commission urged to endorse familial DNA searching

The Richmond Times-Dispatch
Richmond, Va. — The Virginia State Crime Commission listened to experts and proponents of familial DNA searching explain the investigative technique along with requests from the father of slain Virginia Tech student Morgan Harrington and Prince William Commonwealth’s Attorney Paul Ebert that Virginia start using it.

Cold case murder of Samuel Quentzel finally solved by 24-year-old cigarette and one tough cop

New York Daily News
It took 24 years for this cold case to thaw.

It started on Sept. 4, 1986, when the stolen 1979 Econoline van tailed Samuel Quentzel’s white Oldsmobile Cutlass from Quentzel Plumbing Supply on Throop Ave. in Bedford-Stuyvesant to the driveway of his home in Woodmere, L.I.

State’s Department of Forensic Sciences standardizing procedures

The Gadsden Times
The scientists gingerly removed shovels of dirt from the shallow grave, unearthing a skeleton buried in the woods in Cherokee County.

Police find DNA from Kapunda murders

The Sydney Morning Herald
A late-night visitor and DNA may be the keys to finding the Kapunda triple murderer, police say.

Police have obtained a DNA profile from the crime scene, a week after Andrew and Rose Rowe and their 16-year-old daughter Chantelle were stabbed to death in their rented home in the South Australian town.