Daily Archives: November 12, 2012

Review under way into unidentified human remains in coroners’ offices

Minister for Justice Alan Shatter has said an internal review is under way by his department regarding unidentified human remains in coroners’ offices.

Colorado rape kits not being tested

DENVER — Colorado police departments are collecting hundreds of rape kits, but many of those are not being tested.

500-year-old remains of 3 males unearthed in remote Alaska

Discovering prehistoric human remains in Interior Alaska is exceedingly rare, thanks to acidic soil in the region. So when three bodies — an adult, young adult and child, all male — were discovered in McGrath in early October, it was an unusual find. On Thursday, that unique find became even more so with the revelation that the bodies are likely more than 500 years old.

Rare mutation solves murder

Detection of a rare genetic mutation finally helped police in northwest China’s Shaanxi Province identify a rape and murder suspect from a pair of identical twins, Chinese Business View reported yesterday.