Daily Archives: December 8, 2015

Unknown DNA sample obtained, but not provided during Oklahoma City bombing investigation

DNA RenderingFox 25, working with The Washington Times, has confirmed that Oklahoma officials have a DNA profile that was never identified from the April 19, 1995 bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building. That DNA sample came from an unmatched left leg found at the scene of the bombing.

UK to decide whether to join Bond-esque EU DNA database

fingerprint1This is like the stuff you see in James Bond or Homeland, one of those ideas where you wonder why on earth we’re not part of it already.
If MPs vote to opt into the Prüm agreement this afternoon then the police here will have access to European police DNA, fingerprint and numberplate databases and vice versa.

Inside the New Mission to Identify Pearl Harbor’s Fallen, 74 Years Later

73 years after _Pearl_Harbor_Identification_hb_151207_12x5_1600Seventy-four years ago today, Japanese planes attacked Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, taking the lives of more than 2,400 U.S. service members and plunging the United States into World War II.

NIJ Report Outlines DNA and Forensics Investments in 2014

Justice DeptWASHINGTON, Dec. 7, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The National Institute of Justice (NIJ), the scientific research agency of the U.S. Department of Justice, today released Fiscal Year 2014 Funding for DNA Analysis, Capacity Enhancement and Other Forensic Activities.
In fiscal year 2014, NIJ received $117 million in appropriations to assist state and local crime laboratories with DNA analysis, lab capacity enhancement, and other forensic research, development, training and technical assistance. This report documents how the funding was awarded and describes how the funds further NIJ’s mission to improve the quality and practice of forensic science.