Daily Archives: March 10, 2016

Remains of Vernon man missing for years were examined in Bosnia

helix10VERNON – Human remains discovered in Vernon last summer travelled to the other side of the world — along with samples from 24 other unsolved coroner’s cases — before they were, at long last, identified.
Staff at the B.C. Coroners Service had already tested the remains, found in June 2015 on the banks of Cherry Creek in the North Okanagan, and had been unable to produce a DNA profile before crossing their fingers and sending them off to a lab in Bosnia and Herzegovina operated by the International Commission on Missing Persons.

DNA tests reveal twins have two different fathers

twin dnaA DNA test has revealed that a pair of fraternal twins in Vietnam were fathered by two different men.
According to local reports, the twins were tested after their family noticed they looked different.
This is not the first time such an occurrence has been reported, but it is very rare, with only a few publicly known cases.

UCO Forensic Science Institute receives historic accreditation

UCOUCO’s Forensic Science Institute has overseen the undergraduate and graduate forensic science programs at Central since 2009. Under the direction of Dwight Adams, Ph.D., former director of the FBI Laboratory in Quantico, Virginia, the UCO FSI is dedicated to the highest quality in forensic science education, training and research for students and professionals.