Daily Archives: July 18, 2014

Jakarta police takes DNA samples of MH-17 crash victims` families

MH 17Jakarta (ANTARA News) – Jakarta Metro Jaya Police Officers have taken DNA samples of the families of the crash victims of Malaysian Airlines MH-17.
“We have collected DNA samples that will be sent to Ukraine on Friday evening for identification in the crash site,” said Metro Jaya Police Departments Head of Medicine and Health Affairs Senior Commissioner Musyafak here on Friday.

Two dozen DNA matches found in first 150 rape kits tested under new law

sexual assault kitsDENVER – One year after the implementation of a new law prompted by a CALL7 investigation, officials say they have already found DNA matches by analyzing previously-untested rape kits.
The Colorado Bureau of Investigation said Thursday it had received results back from testing its first batch of 150 rape kits — which represents less than 5 percent of all untested kits statewide — which were outsourced to four labs throughout the country. From those 150 kits, CBI was able to develop 60 DNA profiles and upload them into CODIS, a national DNA database used by law enforcement to identity offenders and help solve crimes.

From the Minister of State for Crime Prevention (Norman Baker) UK

dna12“I am today announcing arrangements for the appointment of the Forensic Science Regulator. Following an open competition adhering to the principles of the Office of the Commissioner for Public Appointments. I have decided to appoint Dr Gillian Tully. Her 3-year term of appointment will commence on 17 November 2014.”