Daily Archives: July 17, 2012

New lab part of forensic turnaround

South Africa
A new forensics laboratory in Cape Town is part of the police’s turnaround plan to increase convictions through clear-cut evidence, Police Minister Nathi Mthethwa said on Tuesday.
“What we are witnessing today is how modernised systems, coupled with the equipped human resources, can… contribute towards an improved turnaround time in terms of processing forensic case work,” he said.

DNA Backlog in Prince George’s County


Maryland
DNA evidence has become crucial in many trials, placing culprits at the scene of a crime, but Prince George’s County police are facing the biggest backlog of DNA evidence in Maryland.

Identification of human skull found in Indianapolis river will take weeks, coroner says


The parents of a missing Indiana University student are waiting anxiously for authorities to identify a human skull found submerged in an Indianapolis river — a process that will take at least six to eight weeks, the Marion County coroner told FoxNews.com.