Daily Archives: October 6, 2012

DNA testing helps solve cold cases on South Shore

Mary Kate McGilvray, a serologist/DNA analyst at the Massachusetts State Police Crime Lab, displays a sample kit of the type used to collect blood samples for the state’s DNA database of people convicted of certain crimes, at the crime lab in Sudbury, Mass., Thursday, Jan. 29, 1998. A new law, which went into effect Jan. 1, requires anyone convicted of any of 33 crimes, ranging from prostitution to murder, to give a blood sample. A group of prisoners is suing the state challenging the constitutionality of the law.

Ventura County Offered Federal Grants To Help With The Use Of DNA Evidence In Cold Cases

Ventura County is set to receive more than $530,000 in federal grants to help use DNA evidence to solve cold cases.

Crime lab unites Northern Colorado law enforcement

Justice delayed is justice denied, according to Weld County Commissioner Sean Conway.
And, with construction of the much-anticipated Northern Colorado Crime Lab starting soon, residents of the region won’t have to wait much longer for a more efficient and responsive crime-solving process.