Daily Archives: October 30, 2012

Skeleton’s DNA matches missing worker, Supat to face murder rap


Thailand
Phetchaburi provincial court has approved an arrest warrant for former Police General Hospital doctor Pol Col Supat Laohawattana, who is suspected of multiple murders.

DNA evidence continues to crack cases


Florida
TAMPA On Oct. 18, a 70-year-old woman was raped inside a Sulphur Springs church. Five days later, Tampa police arrested 26-year-old Demetreius Martees Morris and charged him with sexual battery.
The capture of Morris came thanks to DNA that linked him to the crime. The arrest is the latest example of how the marriage of medical technology and database management is giving law enforcement tools they could only dream of even a few years ago.

Social Media, Newly Discovered DNA Breathes New Life Info 32-Year-Old Cold Case

COLUMBUS, Ohio – A sister is searching for answers after her brother went missing when she was 9 years old – 32 years ago.

State police picks Morpho’s biometric ID system

Morpho, a security division of Safran S.A., said today the Massachusetts State Police has selected its U.S. subsidiary, MorphoTrak, to provide MorphoBIS, its next-generation biometric identification system, for the Commonwealth’s new statewide system.

DNA Testing ‘On Edge Of Breakthrough’

The latest breakthrough being pursued in DNA testing would vastly decrease the time it takes to produce results. The Rapid DNA project seeks to create an automated, self-contained system that produces a forensic profile compatible with standard databases from a sample in less than 90 minutes, compared to the current typical turnaround time of 30 to 90 days.