Daily Archives: May 4, 2011
WDTV West VA
DNA evidence is a powerful tool when solving crimes, especially rape cases, but lack of funding across the country has halted testing in many crime labs, and officials here in West Virginia say more funding could be the difference between putting criminals behind bars, and letting them walk free.
Just how did authorities finally link the remains found under that mysterious cairn in the Arizona desert to Joy Risker, who’d gone missing months ago and miles away in San Diego? The answer is spelled DNA, but the process wasn’t as simple as it might seem.