Monthly Archives: April 2011
SALT LAKE CITY (ABC 4 News) – A break through in technology could give authorities the break they need to solve a high profile murder case. They hope a new DNA test can give them more information on the suspect in Sherry Black’s murder.
Yorkshire Daily News
A MINISTER has defended the £70m cost to the taxpayer of winding up the Forensic Science Service (FSS) – including a laboratory in Wetherby which has helped solve some of Britain’s most notorious crimes.
MEXICO CITY — Mexican security forces exhumed eight more bodies Wednesday from mass graves in a northwestern state capital where drug gangs are believed to have buried their victims, bringing the total from a monthlong search to 104.
One year after DNA evidence exonerated Alan Northrop, who had served 17 years in prison for a rape and kidnapping he didn’t commit, he’s still waiting for the state of Washington to compensate him for its mistake.
The Texas Tribune
Thousands of untested rape kits could be examined for DNA evidence, but a bill considered today by a Senate panel carries a hefty price tag. The result could be that the boxes remain stacked on shelves in police storage rooms across the state.
Florence, 6 April (AKI) – Art historians are due to dig up the remains of who they believe posed for Leonardo da Vinci’s iconic Mona Lisa in order to extract the DNA to recreate the face of the noblewoman who died almost 500 years ago and provided the world with what may be history’s most famous smile.
The Olive Press
IT was the dramatic breakthrough that police forces around the world were waiting for.
Now it can be confirmed that thousands of crimes have been solved since a national DNA database was introduced in Spain three years ago.