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N.C. to Take More DNA Samples

February 1, 2011
Sheriff's offices and police departments across North Carolina will begin gathering DNA from certain arrestees by collecting cells from inside their cheeks while they're in custody.

DNA Match Ensnares 'Grim Sleeper' Serial Killer In Los Angeles

July 8, 2010
Franklin is thought to be the "Grim Sleeper" killer who began killing women in 1985. The deaths have been linked via DNA collected from the bodies of the women, who were sexually assaulted and often left for dead in alleys and covered in debris with gunshot wounds to the chest from a small-caliber gun.

Crime Scenes: To Preserve and Protect

February 1, 2010

Preserving a crime scene sometimes means wrestling a grieving man to the ground so he can't disturb the DNA evidence on his murdered wife.

Male-Specific DNA Test Yields Clues in Texas Criminal Cases

January 5, 2010
A progressive type of testing that separates male DNA profiles from those of females is helping the Harris County Medical Examiner's Office start solving sexual assaults and other crimes that previously yielded inconclusive results. The new male-specific DNA test zeroes in on minute amounts of biological evidence, such as saliva, skin cells or a trace of semen.

Seattle Police Link DNA, Ballistics To Cop Killer

November 9, 2009
Seattle police have linked DNA and ballistic evidence found at the scene where Officer Tim Brenton was killed and his partner was injured in an ambush-style shooting to Christopher Montfort, SeattlePI.com reports.

Would-Be Colorado Cop Killer Suspected of New Mexico Serial Rapes

November 3, 2009
Investigators have used DNA evidence to link a man accused of trying to kill a Pueblo, Colo., police officer and his family last month to the series of "Ether Man" rapes spanning two decades in New Mexico and Texas.

LAPD Cuts DNA Evidence Backlog

October 5, 2009
A year ago, amid increasing community pressure, the department acknowledged that nearly 7,500 evidence kits from victims of those sex crimes were languishing in storage freezers without having been analyzed.

Forensic Lab IDs 7th Victim of Milwaukee Serial Killer

May 20, 2009

A seventh victim has been linked to the case of Milwaukee's 23-year-old unsolved serial killer who is known as the North Side Strangler.

TriggerPro ID Swab

February 1, 2009
Relative newcomer Forensic ID has developed the easy-to-use TriggerPro ID swab. It allows street officers to effectively gather “touch” DNA from firearms used in crimes at the scene. The swab is engineered with a tip designed to conveniently and effectively collect DNA specimens from handguns, regardless of environmental conditions.

Room Temperature DNA Storage

May 1, 2007
Biomatrica’s storage system enables scientists and researchers to ship, store, and manage lab samples at room temperature. The system includes SampleMatrix, a dissolvable storage medium; SampleGard, a sample storage and transportation system; and SampleWare, organization and retrieval software.

The Eliminator: DNA Tech For Detectives

March 1, 2005

Every investigation is a process of elimination. When a crime has been committed it is an investigator’s job to narrow the field of possible suspects until he or she can build a case against an individual or a group of individuals.

Learn to Read Product DNA

March 1, 2005

Every crime scene, like every picture, tells a story. There are times when an obvious piece of evidence, complete with its own documented history, stares us right in the face, and we pass it by.

Avoiding De Facto Arrests

August 1, 2003

If police take someone from one location and transport him or her involuntarily to a police facility for investigation, this will be considered a de facto arrest. Without probable cause, that arrest will be unlawful, with predictable consequences for both evidence suppression and civil liability.

How to...Open a Cold Case

May 1, 2003

A few months ago, newspapers around the country covered the arrest of Gerald Mason for a murder that happened when Dwight D. Eisenhower was in the White House. Mason was rousted out of a comfortable life in South Carolina and charged with killing two police officers in the Los Angeles suburb of El Segundo, Calif. In 1957.

DNA: Evolving Technology

February 1, 2003

DNA testing is a complicated thing. But it’s nowhere near as complicated as it used to be.

DNA Database Benefits Outweigh Problems

March 14, 2002
A new law went into effect on Jan. 1 in Michigan. It ordered everyone convicted of a felony or sex-related misdemeanor in Michigan to give authorities a sample of their DNA. This would be very helpful to investigators -- if everything were in place to carry it out.

Death’s Dogs: Cadaver Search Canines

December 1, 2000

Any officer who has been involved in a search for a missing victim knows that law enforcement needs every possible break. Cadaver dogs, though not likely to become widely known or ever be the subject of a television series, give cops just the break they need when searching for human remains.

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