Daily Archives: October 2, 2018

Go Inside Texas’ DNA Lab Where Scientists Work to Identify Human Remains

In a small lab on the campus of the University of North Texas Health Science Center in Fort Worth, a team of analysts at the UNT Center for Human Identification are hard at work cleaning and cutting human bones.
Fort Worth is home to UNT’s Center for Human Identification — they also run the Texas missing person’s DNA database

‘A Killer in the Family’: Former Denver DA co-founds familial DNA search company

DENVER — In 2015, Allison Feldman was brutally raped and murdered in her Scottsdale, Arizona home. Despite having a suspect’s DNA profile, after three years of investigating, police had exhausted every lead.
“In three years, it was going nowhere,” said Harley Feldman, her father, who was desperate for answers and pushing for a controversial crime-solving tool Arizona wasn’t using: a familial DNA search.

How a DNA test from a 2003 rape case led to a prime suspect currently in prison

FREMONT – Because of an initiative from Attorney General Mike DeWine’s office, a rape case unsolved since 2003 now has a prime suspect.
In February, Sandusky County Sheriff’s Detective Sergeant Ken Arp got a DNA hit in the Combined DNA Index System (CODIS) from a rape kit that was retested in 2013 as part of a statewide initiative from DeWine’s office to test rape kits.