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Saturday, October 29, 2011
Lonnie Franklin Jr., 59, was arrested by law enforcement on July 7, 2010 at his home in South Los Angeles for the murder of 10 women. This was the first time a Familial DNA search caught a serial killer in the United States. Franklin's son had been ...
Tuesday, October 18, 2011
The Federal Bureau of Investigation's (FBI) plans to expand the number of genetic markers used by CODIS to try and classify individual DNA profiles. However, five prominent members of the forensic science community have criticized the FBI DNA datab ...
Monday, October 17, 2011
In the African nation of Zambia, with a population of 13 million people, child rape is shocking. According to a 2006 study by the Young Women's Christian Association (YWCA) located in the country's capital of Lusaka, an average of eight rape case ...
Tuesday, December 21, 2010
ABC Nightline recently reported on the serial killer Lonnie Franklin Jr., aka the Grim Sleeper. The LAPD recently released 180 pictures of women found at the residence of Franklin Jr., in South Los Angeles. The women in the pictures range in age fro ...
Friday, December 17, 2010
Los Angeles Police have released the photos of 160 women who may have been victims of Lonnie Franklin Jr. In July 2010, this serial killer was arrested in South Los Angeles and accused of murdering 10 women between 1985 and 2007.
Thursday, December 16, 2010
The FBI has announced that in September a DNA backlog from more than 295,000 federal prisoners has been eliminated. In addition, new offender samples that are currently being accepted by the laboratory are now being processed and uploaded into the Na ...
Wednesday, December 15, 2010
Pasco County Sheriff's deputies in Florida arrested 46-year-old John Wayne Folds on December 14. Prosecutors charged Folds with the murder of Frank T. Kouny in a SeaTac motel in Seattle, Washington on February 15, 1983.
Thursday, December 09, 2010
Phoenix Police announced that cold case detectives matched DNA from a 1999 crime scene to the DNA of Clayton Roinuse, who was already serving a life sentence for a 2002 murder.
Wednesday, December 08, 2010
The Irish Office of Public Works announced the construction of a new Forensic Science Laboratory in Backweston which will house the new Irish DNA database scheduled to be launched in June 2011. The Forensic Evidence and DNA Database System Bill, intr ...
Monday, December 06, 2010
In Wisconsin, four detectives are spending a lot of time tracking down offenders who should have provided DNA samples for the state's DNA databank, but somehow never did. A series of audits starting in fall 2009, prompted by the missing DNA of an ac ...
Wednesday, December 01, 2010
The National DNA Data Bank (NDDB) of Canada has recently published their Annual Report 2009 -2010. According to the report, since January 1, 2008, the Convicted Offenders Index has increased by 54 percent, and the Crime Scene Index has increased by ...
Tuesday, November 23, 2010
Seventeen years ago, on July 4, 1993, a woman was terrorized at a New Orleans intersection by a man who stopped her by firing a bullet through her car window and then drove her to two different locations where he raped her repeatedly.
Tuesday, November 23, 2010
A drop of blood at a crime scene can provide a rough estimate of a person's age, helping forensic investigators to draw physical profiles of suspects and victims who leave few other traces behind.
Monday, November 22, 2010
Researchers at the Erasmus MC University in Rotterdam have invented a method to estimate the age of an unknown person from just one drop of blood originating from that person. The estimated age can be an important clue in tracking down the perpetrato ...
Monday, November 15, 2010
Today, the Virginia State Crime Commission listened to prosecutors, criminal experts and victims, like the father of murder victim Morgan Harrington, who are strong proponents of using Familial DNA Searching. If a law on Familial Searches is passed t ...
Wednesday, November 10, 2010
From January 1, 2010 to October 31, 2010, searches through the DNA Database maintained by the State Bureau of Investigation Lab (SBI) have resulted in 379 hits. "North Carolina’s investment in using DNA technology to fight crime continues to pa ...
Monday, November 01, 2010
Rockne Harmon JD, Frederick Bieber MD, and other proponents of familial DNA searching hope that the Grim Sleeper case will motivate more states to create a policy that gives investigators permission to implement this powerful technique
Friday, October 29, 2010
On July 10, 1974, 51 year-old Anita Andrews was murdered in Napa Valley, California. In 2009, a Napa Police investigator provided the California Department of Justice Crime Lab with biological evidence from this cold case. Lab technicians were able ...
Wednesday, October 27, 2010
In Springfield, Massachusetts local county officials from Hampden County are pushing lawmakers to expand the DNA Database system to include everyone's DNA convicted of any crime, not only the ones convicted of a felony.
Friday, October 22, 2010
After 24 years, a rapist is caught through the West Virginia DNA Database.
Friday, October 15, 2010
On October 15th, the Virginia's Forensic Board asked lawmakers to consider implementing and funding familial DNA searching to help identify criminal suspects.
Tuesday, October 05, 2010
This Promega Publication focuses on "LCN DNA Analysis, Low Copy Number Typing and Familial Searching: Extending the Investigative Lead Potential of DNA Typing."
   
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