Daily Archives: October 17, 2014

A Missed Opportunity to Find Rapists

sexual assault kitsChecks of police department storage facilities often turn up hundreds, even thousands, of untested rape kits. Some of those kits contain saliva, semen, blood, hair and other DNA evidence taken from victims of recent sexual assaults. Others have been sitting on the shelves unopened for years without analysis or entry of any profiles into state and national databases. Each untested kit represents a botched chance to solve a case and identify other crimes perpetrated by an assailant.

A Century Later, Relics Emerge From a War Frozen in Time

Italian CannonNational Geographic- The first cold war was fought during the First World War.
Italian and Austro-Hungarian troops clashed at altitudes up to 12,000 feet (3,600 meters) with temperatures as low as -22°F (-30°C) in the Guerra Bianca, or White War, named for its wintry theater. Never before had battles been waged on such towering peaks or in such frigid conditions.
Now, a century later, the warming world is revealing the buried past, as relics and corpses are melting free of their icy tombs.

Unsolved murders to get new scrutiny

helix2CLEARWATER – Because there is no statute of limitations on murder, unsolved homicide cases are never closed. But they are sometimes put on the back burner after months or years with no new leads.
Now, thanks to a pending federal grant, Clearwater investigators are preparing to dust off the files on 20 unsolved murders that occurred years or decades ago.