Daily Archives: April 21, 2012
COOPERSTOWN, N.D. — On the fifth day of the murder trial for Daniel Wacht, a state crime agent described how investigators located the buried severed head of Kurt Johnson — the man Wacht is accused of shooting and decapitating.
It’s been more than 30 years since Etan Patz disappeared. While law enforcement official dig up a Soho basement in search of clues, Dr. Lawrence Kobilinsky, a forensic scientist at John Jay College Criminal Justice, discusses the likelihood of finding remains at the site and how the FBI — if they find something — will determine whether it belongs to Etan.
In 2009, prosecutors in Detroit discovered more than 11,000 boxes of potential evidence in rape cases left completely unprocessed. Row upon row of what are called “rape kits” remained untouched on shelves in a police evidence room for years.