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Stories with subject: Forensics
  • Report: Lab delays lead to false drug convictions 
    Updated: Apr-20-14 3:52 pm
  • AUSTIN, Texas - Lengthy crime lab delays have forced at least 21 people across Texas to serve time on drug possession charges when the substance they had wasn't illegal, according to a published report Sunday.

  • Nassau County police seek convicts for their DNA 
    Updated: Apr-19-14 6:47 pm
  • MINEOLA, New York - Police are out searching not only for criminals but also for their DNA.

  • Remains of missing woman found in submerged truck 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 8:16 pm
  • EL PASO, Texas - Skeletal remains found inside a truck recovered from a North Texas lake may be those of a woman who went missing 35 years ago after an argument with her husband, authorities said Friday.

  • Autopsies done on 7 Utah babies found in garage 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 7:29 pm
  • PLEASANT GROVE, Utah - The Utah State Medical Examiner's Office has completed autopsies of seven infants found in cardboard boxes in a woman's garage, but it is unclear when the results will be released.

  • Pistorius trial: Prosecutor chides defense witness 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 3:40 pm
  • PRETORIA, South Africa - An expert witness for the defense at the murder trial of Oscar Pistorius was supposed to help the athlete's assertion that he killed his girlfriend by mistake last year, but he ended his testimony on Thursday amid blistering attacks on his credibility by a prosecutor who accused him of slipshod analysis and fuzzy explanations.

  • Many questions about mom accused in infant deaths 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 6:05 pm
  • SALT LAKE CITY - Investigators are reconstructing a mysterious decade from Megan Huntsman's life as they try to figure out how she concealed seven pregnancies before allegedly strangling or suffocating her newborns.

  • Security Council sees grim images of Syrian dead 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 5:10 pm
  • UNITED NATIONS - The U.N. Security Council fell silent Tuesday after ambassadors viewed a series of ghastly photographs of dead Syrian civil war victims, France's ambassador said. The pictures showed people who were emaciated, with their bones protruding, and some bearing the marks of strangulation and repeated beatings, and eyes having been gouged out.

  • Bones identified as missing Kansas City man 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 2:49 pm
  • KANSAS CITY, Missouri - Kansas City police say human remains found last year belonged to a man who was last seen in December 2007.

  • DNA, digital X-rays used to ID school remains 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 2:07 pm
  • TAMPA , Florida - A researcher from the University of South Florida said Tuesday that a team of forensic experts is using DNA, skeletal analysis and digital X-rays to identify the remains from a former reform school on the Panhandle.

  • French school carries out DNA dragnet in rape case 
    Updated: Apr-14-14 1:37 pm
  • PARIS - French investigators began taking DNA samples Monday from 527 male students and staff at a high school - including boys as young as 14 - as they searched for the assailant who raped a teenage girl on the closed campus.

  • Man charged with 2010 murder based on DNA evidence 
    Updated: Apr-12-14 4:04 am
  • CHICAGO - Cook County authorities, using DNA evidence obtained from a bandanna, have charged a Chicago man with a murder committed nearly four years ago.

  • DNA evidence leads to conviction in Colorado 
    Updated: Apr-11-14 12:05 pm
  • DENVER - The Denver district attorney's office says a man has been convicted of sexually assaulting a woman after a DNA sample taken when he was arrested on other charges more than a decade later linked him to the attack.

  • ETSU proposes higher rates for forensic services 
    Updated: Apr-10-14 1:55 pm
  • JOHNSON CITY, Tennessee - Officials in eight northeast Tennessee counties are expressing concerns about a proposed increase in fees for death investigations.

  • DNA matches Texas inmate in Houston cold cases 
    Updated: Apr-09-14 4:02 pm
  • HOUSTON - An analysis of Houston police sexual assault kits, which at one time went years without being tested, has resulted in DNA evidence that implicated a prison inmate in multiple assaults dating to 1992, police officials said.

  • Plea deal to murder in 2007 store owner's shooting 
    Updated: Apr-09-14 3:46 pm
  • FLINT, Michigan - A man whose first murder trial ended with a deadlocked jury has pleaded no-contest to second-degree murder in the robbery-shooting of a Flint store owner seven years ago.

  • DNA link leads to man's arrest in 2008 slaying 
    Updated: Apr-09-14 7:20 am
  • BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - Armed with new DNA evidence obtained from a previously untested 6-year-old beer can, Baton Rouge police cold-case detectives arrested a man in the April 2008 shooting death of 55-year-old Willie Mitchell.

  • 5 cold case homicides revived in Grand Junction 
    Updated: Apr-08-14 1:23 pm
  • GRAND JUNCTION, Colorado - Mesa County District Attorney Pete Hautzinger said Tuesday he is confident he can successfully prosecute five unsolved cases dating back half a century if enough evidence can be re-examined and witnesses located.

  • Tuscaloosa County officials mulling forensics lab 
    Updated: Apr-06-14 3:05 pm
  • TUSCALOOSA, Alabama - The University of Alabama and Tuscaloosa County government leaders have been asked to assemble a panel to study the feasibility of launching a local forensic investigation lab.

  • New pic: possible face of man shot in 1978-82 
    Updated: Apr-05-14 8:44 pm
  • PASCAGOULA, Mississippi - Pascagoula police hope a forensic artist's work will help identify a young man whose body was dumped from a highway bridge more than 30 years ago. He could have been killed any time from late 1979 to early 1982.

  • DNA evidence leads to Phoenix remains being ID'd 
    Updated: Apr-04-14 6:26 am
  • PHOENIX - Authorities say DNA evidence has linked skeletal remains to a Phoenix woman who went missing nearly 18 years ago.

  • Queens DA: Man held without bail in cold-case rape 
    Updated: Mar-31-14 2:40 pm
  • NEW YORK - Authorities say a man could face up to 25 years in prison if he's convicted of raping a woman in her home over 17 years ago.

  • Wisconsin college plans 'body farm' for research 
    Updated: Mar-31-14 11:33 am
  • MADISON, Wisconsin - A northeastern Wisconsin technical college plans to set up a so-called body farm to help forensic researchers study cold-weather decomposition, sparking questions from neighbors about flies, smells and plummeting property values.

  • Class uses scientific principles to solve 'crime' 
    Updated: Mar-30-14 12:58 pm
  • HASTINGS, Nebraska - Among the first group to arrive at the crime scene, senior Reilly Fahrenholz carefully photographed each piece of evidence.

  • Ga. man sentenced to life in cold case rape 
    Updated: Mar-27-14 2:30 pm
  • ATLANTA - Fulton County prosecutors say a man has been sentenced in a cold case rape.

  • Audit slams Kansas City use of cold case money 
    Updated: Mar-27-14 10:02 am
  • KANSAS CITY, Missouri - Federal auditors say Kansas City and Jackson County officials have used federal money intended to help investigate cold cases for cases that did not qualify for the funds.