Daily Archives: August 19, 2013

Utah’s crime lab helps solve tough cases

blue purple helixSALT LAKE CITY – As part of National Forensic Science Week, scientists showed off the state of Utah’s state of the art crime lab.
Jay Henry is the lab director at the Utah Department of Public Safety’s Crime Lab, and he said they are the only full service forensic laboratory in the state, and he said they are accredited to international standards.

Familial DNA leads to arrest in Va.

FamilialA familial DNA search has led to an arrest in Virginia.
Brad Jenkins with the Virginia Department of Forensic Science says several cases linked by DNA appeared to be the work of one person. He tells the Richmond Times-Dispatch (http://bit.ly/1eWLqxK ) that a familial DNA search found a possible relative of the suspect.