Monthly Archives: November 2012
ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOX) – The St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department announced that the crime laboratory successfully completed its accreditation process and has been awarded accreditation by the American Society of Crime Laboratory Directors/Laboratory Accreditation Board (ASCLD/LAB) under the International Testing Program.
Wisconsin may soon propose a law allowing police to take DNA samples from suspects at arrest. The U.S. Supreme Court may soon decide whether such laws are constitutional. This article explores the issue of DNA at Arrest laws, with insight from a criminal lawyer.
AUSTIN (KXAN) – Since July 2011, the family of Elizabeth Escobar has waited for any information that might lead law enforcement to the person who killed her and left her body burning inside an abandoned car on a lonely road in Manor.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The director of the state crime lab in Massachusetts has been appointed to lead the Connecticut state crime lab, which is trying to rebuild its reputation after briefly losing its professional accreditation over problems including a huge case backlog.
The selection of Guy Vallaro as director of the state Forensic Science Laboratory in Meriden was announced Monday.
Police in Friesland have arrested a local man in connection with the rape and murder of a 16-year-old girl in 1999.
The man was picked up following the mass dna testing of men living close to the field where Marianne Vaatstra’s body was found.
Dubai: There’s never a dull moment for those working behind the scenes at one of Dubai’s foremost crime-fighting establishments. In the first six months of this year alone, the Department of Criminal Evidence and Criminology delved into 8,817 cases of the highest importance, collecting the tiniest clues that could make or break a case when it lands in court.
PLATTEVILLE, Wisc. – Tucked away 30 miles north of Dubuque, there’s a small white house surrounded by fields and farmland. Inside the home, a horrific unsolved crime is about to be re-lived by a group of about 15 college students.
DNA testing, environmental sampling and radiocarbon dating are some of the tests being undertaken to determine whether the skeleton found in Leicester was once Richard III – and there are also plans to do a facial reconstruction.