In June of 2009 an unknown male robbed a grocery store in Spokane. A wig and fake beard matching that worn by the suspect were discovered along the escape route and submitted to the crime lab. DNA recovered from both items was linked to a convicted offender in the CODIS database. Due to a previous drug conviction in 2006, he had been required to provide a DNA sample for the database. Faced with the evidence, the suspect pled guilty to robbery in May 2010.
DNA “Hits” Record Numbers in 2010 for State Patrol