Daily Archives: July 8, 2011

Sexual assault kits not being tested


KXAN Texas
Untested sexual assault kits are being found in police evidence rooms across the country and the Justice Department has recruited the UT School of Social Work to participate in a study to determine why.

Manhattan DA’s Cold Case Squad Makes Its First Arrest


Gothamist New York
Manhattan DA Cy Vance at least had a tiny bit of good news, for once, yesterday. The cold case squad he helped create last year has made its first arrest. Investigators say they have linked the 25-year-old murder of Antoinette Bennett—who was found dead in St. Nicholas Park on Nov. 10, 1986—to a Rikers inmate, Steven Carter, who was days away from being released.

Forensic science to help combat Thai south insurgency


Channel News Asia Thailand
…Dr Pornthip Rojanasunan, Thailand’s famed forensic scientist, has been helping with the army’s investigations in the South for the past seven years…

Questions Come Up As New DNA Law Enforced


Ohio Votes
Investigators said DNA evidence from the scene was preserved and later sent to Ohio BCI&I for testing.