Daily Archives: April 28, 2014

Hunt on to Find Cervantes _ Spain’s Great Writer

CervantesMiguel de Cervantes, Spain’s greatest writer, was a soldier of little fortune. He died broke in Madrid, his body riddled with bullets. His burial place was a tiny convent church no larger than the entrance hall of an average house.
No more was heard of the 16th century author until the rediscovery of a novel featuring an eccentric character called Don Quixote rescued him from oblivion.

Bode Technology Launches Accelerated Processing of Sexual Assault Kits

dna12The Bode Technology Group, Inc. (Bode), a leading provider of forensic DNA services, announced today the introduction of the Bode Accelerated Sexual Assault Kit Processing (Bode ASAP™) service.

Beaufort County sheriff requests staff attorney, DNA analyst to cut backlogs

GavelDNAThe Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office wants to hire an attorney and another DNA analyst to help reduce case and evidence backlogs.Months-long backlogs are slowing investigations and bogging down deputies in courtroom proceedings, according to Sheriff P.J. Tanner.

The strange case of the ‘time travel’ murder

Evidence Bag1A woman’s body is found in London. DNA turns up a hit, yet the suspect apparently died weeks before the alleged victim. Here, forensic scientist Dr Mike Silverman tells the story of one of the strangest cases of his career.

South Korea Ferry Victim Mix-Ups Prompt DNA Tests

Ferry DNA Mix-upJINDO, South Korea – Parents of youngsters aboard the doomed South Korean ferry are facing the heartbreaking task of trying to identify bodies that are so badly decomposed that DNA tests are often necessary to confirm its their loved one.