Daily Archives: October 30, 2012
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.
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.
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.