Daily Archives: December 18, 2018

She swiped her co-worker’s Coke can. Police say it cracked a 28-year-old murder case.

The police were again circling the Franz Bakery Outlet in the spring of 2017, hungry for information, and now she knew why.
The shop, a branch of a commercial outfit supplying baked goods to customers across the region, was located on an empty two-lane road north of Bellingham, Wash. The investigators had come once before, in 2013, asking about a delivery truck driver named Timothy Bass. Strangely, they had wanted to know details of his daily routes decades ago.

Fresh clues have blown Stakeknife case wide open, says police chief

Bedfordshire Police Chief Constable Jon Boutcher is investigating the high-ranking Army mole who reputedly led the republican organisation’s “nutting squad”, an internal security unit which brutally interrogated and murdered suspected spies during the Northern Ireland conflict.
New DNA profiles and suspect fingermarks have been uncovered by detectives investigating the Army’s notorious IRA agent Stakeknife.

Houston Forensic Science Center to Voluntarily Adopt OSAC Standards

One of the nation’s leading crime laboratories, the Houston Forensic Science Center (HFSC), has announced that it will voluntarily adopt standards approved by the Organization of Scientific Area Committees for Forensic Science (OSAC). Those standards define minimum requirements, best practices, scientific protocols and other guidance to help ensure that the results of forensic analysis are reliable and reproducible.

Steven Avery attorney looking to test bones in murder case

(WLUK) – Steven Avery’s attorney says she is seeking new testing of bones in the Teresa Halbach murder case, in another effort to exonerate Avery.Avery and his nephew, Brendan Dassey, are serving life prison terms for the 2005 murder of Halbach.

Overcoming DNA Degradation in Forensic Science

Forensic samples that have been damaged or purposefully destroyed must be repaired for analysis and use in court. Several methods exist that can repair this damage.

DNA evidence crucial in two recently solved Sarasota cold cases

SARASOTA (WWSB) – On September 19th, 2018 came the news that Deborah Dalzell’s family has waited decades to hear.
“Today, more than 19 years after her death, the man responsible is behind bars,” Sarasota County Sheriff Tom Knight announced. “What led to his arrest is unlike anything you’ve heard in the state of Florida. It is something that continues to surface as law enforcement agencies and technology evolve.”