Daily Archives: November 22, 2010

DNA links rapist to cold murder case

KXAN Austin
SAN MARCOS, Texas (KXAN) – Willie Roy Jenkins, 57, of California, was indicted Monday in a capital murder case in San Marcos that dates back to nearly 35 years ago, when 20-year-old Sheryl Norris was sexually assaulted and murdered in her apartment.

Age Estimation from Blood Has Immediate Forensic Application


Science Daily
ScienceDaily (Nov. 22, 2010) — Scientists have devised a method that would allow them to estimate the age of crime suspects or missing persons from blood collected at the scene of a crime.

DNA break helped in rape cases


Dallas Morning News
The attacker entered the Far North Dallas home through an unlocked back door in the warm, early morning hours on a Sunday in September 1989.

Inmate wants DNA tested in rape case


WXVT 15.com
LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) – Prosecutors are opposing efforts by William Williams Jr., who was convicted in 1983 of raping Abbeville woman, to have his DNA be tested against evidence collected in the case.