Daily Archives: October 31, 2018

Are bones found at Vatican Embassy missing schoolgirl Emanuela Orlandi?

Human remains have been discovered at a Vatican property in Rome, offering a potential breakthrough in a missing persons case dating back 35 years.
The remains, which are mostly bone fragments, were unearthed during construction work at the Vatican’s Embassy to Italy, near the Villa Borghese museum.

DNA testing begins to identify Lion Air crash victims

The police have begun DNA testing to identify victims of Lion Air flight JT610, which crashed into the Java Sea on Monday morning, and had gathered DNA samples from 152 relatives at Bhayangkara Police Hospital in Kramat Jati, East Jakarta.
National Police deputy chief Comr. Gen. Ari Dono Sukamto said that at least 15 forensic doctors and DNA experts were working to identify the body parts that the National Search and Rescue Agency (Basarnas) had recovered from the Java Sea.

OSP captain describes Oregon’s DNA backlog like ‘Whac-a-Mole’ game

SALEM, Ore. — As property crimes soar in Oregon, local law enforcement agencies are short one crime-fighting tool that’s considered crucial in solving property crimes: DNA testing.
Oregon State Police (OSP) decided to suspend DNA analysis for property crime evidence in December 2015, including the highly successful High Throughput Property Crimes (HTPC) pilot program.

5-year-old girl testifies against Ohio man accused of rape

WOOSTER — The trial of a Wooster man accused of raping a 5-year-old girl began Monday, with the mother of the victim maintaining that she does not believe the defendant, Anthony Bryant, harmed her daughter.

DNA Doe Project: Two retired California doctors help detectives solve cold cases using forensic DNA

LOS ANGELES, CA (FOX 11) – Two retired doctors are using DNA and genealogy to identify victims and unmask killers from the comfort of their own homes.
Colleen Fitzpatrick lives in Orange County and Margaret Press lives in Sonoma County, but the two of them are solving cold cases at an impressive rate.