3 Years Later: DNA and the Leah Hickman Case

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) — It has been three years since Marshall Student Leah Hickman was murdered. The person who killed her is still on the loose, according to police.
Aside from tips, detectives rely on DNA evidence to bring her killer to justice.
Forensics labs across the country, like the one at Marshall University, use DNA to help detectives fight crime — connecting evidence to suspects. DNA analysts can use even the tiniest piece of evidence to make matches.