Daily Archives: September 10, 2013

DeWine releases September update on sexual assault kit testing initiative

sexual assault kitsCOLUMBUS — In an effort to keep the public up-to-date on the progress of the Sexual Assault Kit (SAK) Testing Initiative, Attorney General DeWine released the following status update today:

New DNA tests over murdered teen Jodi

Touch DNA TestingMiscarriage of justice investigators at the Scottish Criminal Cases Review Commission (SCCRC) hope new forensic techniques will determine who killed the 14-year-old.

A biochemical eyewitness

Crime scene tapeBlood found at a crime scene could give police an indication of a criminal suspect’s ethnicity there and then thanks to a new bioassay.

Dallas police say DNA links suspect to rapes

dnaintesttubeDALLAS (AP) – Police are searching for a crime watch volunteer who they say has been connected by DNA to at least four sexual assaults in a South Dallas neighborhood in the past two months.

Carper, Coons, Carney announce $400,000 to help address Delaware’s DNA-processing backlog

Justice DeptWILMINGTON, Del. – U.S. Senators Tom Carper and Chris Coons, and U.S. Representative John Carney announced more than $400,000 in Department of Justice funding for the state of Delaware to help the state’s medical examiner expedite a backlog in the processing of DNA evidence. The Department of Health and Social Services received $342,324 from the federal DNA Backlog Reduction Program, and the Criminal Justice Council received $58,186 from the Paul Coverdell Forensic Improvement Grant Program.