Daily Archives: February 19, 2017

Va. Beach rape kits get hits in CODIS DNA database

dna-testNORFOLK, Va. (WVEC) — Rape victims in Hampton Roads are one step closer to justice.
13News Now has uncovered the results of newly-tested rape kits from some of our local police departments, and they match suspects in the national database.
Some of the victims in these cases have been waiting for test results of their rape kits for decades. We now know evidence from 14 of the kits sent from Virginia Beach Police matches profiles already in CODIS.

DNA evidence revealed

evidence-collectionMENOMINEE — Jolene Eichhorn’s blood was found in Gregory Ihander’s home and on his clothing, and Ihander’s DNA was found along with Eichhorn’s on the bloody sandals found in a trash bag in his bathroom Sept. 9, 2015.
A DNA expert from the Michigan State Police Department of Forensic Science in Grand Rapids testified Friday in Menominee County Circuit Court to the DNA matches that were found on several items taken from Ihander’s home and on the clothing he was wearing the day he was arrested.

GBI plans for new regional crime lab to address growing population, caseload

Gray DNAThe case load has grown for the Georgia Bureau of Investigation’s Coastal Regional crime laboratory since the unassuming brick building was built on Savannah’s southside 30 years ago.
But apart from the addition of an annex to house the facility’s morgue and medical staff in 2003, the lab on Mohawk Street has stayed pretty much the same, and GBI officials say it’s time for an upgrade.