Daily Archives: September 20, 2011

Crime fighting concerns over Forensic Service closure


Crime fighting in Cornwall will not suffer after the government’s decision to close the national Forensic Science Service (FSS), it has been claimed.
All forensic evidence from crimes in the county will be handled by private companies from next month.

ISHI22 Attracts 700+ Top Forensic Professionals to Discuss the Latest in Forensic DNA


Announcing the 22nd International Symposium on Human Identification (ISHI), October 3-6, 2011 at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in National Harbor, Maryland.

Crucial evidence delayed by worsening DNA test backlog


Newcastle Herald Australia
DELAYS in DNA testing at the state’s forensic laboratories could blow out to a year as analysts are swamped with a growing backlog of cases.

NY group tells AP it has enlisted school’s help to count number of untested rape kits in US


WEST SAYVILLE, N.Y. — A recently formed organization that contends there is a nationwide backlog of untested rape kits told The Associated Press on Monday that it was teaming with a New York university to try to figure out how many are sitting on police department shelves as a first step in clearing the logjam.

Human Remains Identified as Missing California Nursing Student


Fox News California
Authorities say human remains found in a San Francisco Bay area canyon are those of Michelle Le, the missing nursing student who disappeared May 27 while taking a school break.