Daily Archives: July 22, 2011

After 60 years of pain, Minnesota families get closure all at once

Star Tribune Minnesota
DNA testing helps to bring home remains of three Minnesotans who died within weeks of one another as prisoners in the Korean War.

How am I an Indian chief? Man’s search for birth father reveals astonishing truth

Accrington Observer
A man who put his DNA profile in an internet search engine was stunned to discover he is a chief of an American Indian tribe.

Trace Evidence Symposium sessions to be streamed live online

Can’t get to the 2011 Trace Evidence Symposium? Major portions of this event will be available at no charge via online streaming.
The symposium, Science, Significance, and Impact, co-sponsored by the Office of Justice Programs’ National Institute of Justice (NIJ) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Laboratory Division will be held August 8–11, 2011 in Kansas City, Missouri.

14 DNA tests positive in NAU student rape case

AZ Daily Sun Arizona
The man accused of raping an NAU student on campus last fall is claiming that he was drugged, had his wallet stolen and can’t remember what happened the night of Nov. 18 — but knows he wasn’t at the scene.

Ruled in by DNA

Fredericksburg News Virginia
New DNA analysis procedure can more effectively single out whether an individual was at a crime scene.

Innocent man released from prison finds new life in New Tampa

Tampa Bay Online Floria
…The key piece of evidence was the boy’s underwear, which had been stored at the Polk County Clerk of the Circuit Court. The DNA samples had not degraded, even after 35 years…