Daily Archives: May 10, 2016

Are you my mummy? DNA tests to seek modern relatives of 800 year old mummified boy

MummyThe images show scientists as they carefully peel away the cocoon – including birch bark and copper – which led to the mummification of a boy aged six or seven who lived close near to the modern town of Salekhard. The lower part of his face, including his teeth, become suddenly visible for the first time in around eight centuries.

Missing for 10 years, this Air Force veteran is finally back with his family

touch DNA1Gatewood was found in a nursing home in California. His family had filed a missing person’s report initially. During an “Identify the Missing Day” in March, Gene’s daughter updated the missing person’s report, and the family submitted DNA. The San Diego coroner checked their DNA against a national database.

New familial DNA brings Utah’s 1st arrest, as California nets conviction of serial killer

FamilialSalt Lake City — (KUTV) Tooele police made an arrest Friday, in a 5-year-old murder case, thanks to new DNA technology.
Rogelia Diaz Jr., 23, of West Valley City was arrested near his home. He was linked back to the Tooele crime scene where 69-year-old Evelynne Derricot was killed in 2011. He was charged in 3rd District Court Monday with first-degree felony murder, first-degree aggravated burglary and a second-degree felony theft.

Beshear transfers $4.5 million to Kentucky State Police

DNA4FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) – Democratic Attorney General Andy Beshear has transferred $4.5 million from his office to the Kentucky State Police to help eliminate the backlog in rape kit testing.