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Stories with subject: Forensics
  • Experts: Time is an enemy in solving Bobbi Kristina's death story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Jul-27-15 11:23 pm

    Medical examiners performing an autopsy on Bobbi Kristina Brown said Monday their initial findings turned up no obvious cause of death, while experts said the months that have passed since Brown was found face-down in a bathtub are working against authorities now tasked with solving how she died.

  • Remains of Pearl Harbor victims raised for identification story has photos
    Updated: Jul-27-15 8:16 pm

    HONOLULU - The military on Monday exhumed more caskets containing the unidentified remains of USS Oklahoma crew members killed in the 1941 bombing of Pearl Harbor.

  • Colombia unearths landfill looking for scores of disappeared 
    Updated: Jul-27-15 3:19 pm

    MEDELLIN, Colombia - The last contact Margarita Restrepo had with her daughter was a hurried phone call on Oct. 25, 2002. The school day was over and 17-year-old Carol Vanesa was going to meet friends at a metro stop near the sprawling Comuna 13 hillside slum.

  • Defense lawyer: DNA available in British tourist murder case 
    Updated: Jul-23-15 11:53 am

    BANGKOK - A lawyer for two migrant Myanmar workers on trial for murdering British backpackers David Miller and Hannah Witheridge said Thursday that DNA evidence the defense had sought for retesting has become available despite earlier doubts it could be used.

  • Man sentenced to life in prison in Phoenix cold-case killing 
    Updated: Jul-21-15 4:53 pm

    PHOENIX - A 59-year-old man faces at least 25 years in prison after being sentenced in a Phoenix cold-case killing in which DNA evidence provided a match over two decades later.

  • Botched tests lead Ohio medical examiner to tighten policies 
    Updated: Jul-18-15 1:17 pm

    CLEVELAND - The medical examiner's office in Ohio's largest county is tightening reporting protocols after it found dozens of errors from a former forensic chemist.

  • Police: DNA sample links Wisconsin man to 1999 RI rape 
    Updated: Jul-17-15 5:27 pm

    NEWPORT, Rhode Island - Rhode Island authorities say a Wisconsin man who provided a DNA sample after being arrested on drug charges has been linked to a 1999 rape.

  • Court ruling opens DNA technology advances to old cases 
    Updated: Jul-14-15 4:04 pm

    HELENA, Montana - People convicted of crimes through inconclusive or outdated DNA testing procedures should be allowed new tests using the latest technological advances without regard to a three-year time limit set by law, a federal appeals court ruled.

  • Senate OKs bill to require pre-conviction DNA from suspects 
    Updated: Jul-13-15 6:47 pm

    HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania - State senators are trying again to widen DNA sampling from suspects accused of certain crimes, passing a bill for the third time in four years Monday to expand the state's existing sampling and storage of DNA.

  • St. Helens man sentenced for teenage girl's death in 1982 
    Updated: Jul-13-15 5:05 pm

    HILLSBORO, Oregon - A St. Helens man was sentenced Monday to life in prison for the slaying of a teenage girl more than 30 years ago.

  • Thousands of Ohio drug samples need review after test errors 
    Updated: Jul-13-15 2:28 pm

    CLEVELAND - A medical examiner's office in Ohio will retest thousands of drug samples after firing a chemist who botched tests of drug evidence.

  • Ventura County medical examiner dismissed amid probe 
    Updated: Jul-11-15 8:47 pm

    VENTURA, California - Ventura County's chief medical examiner has been dismissed as authorities probe allegations that unauthorized post-mortem procedures were conducted by his office.

  • New law requires arrestees in RI to provide DNA samples 
    Updated: Jul-09-15 1:05 pm

    PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island - A new state law requiring people arrested for violent crimes to provide DNA samples could help solve cold cases and lead to more convictions, law enforcement officials and lawmakers said.

  • Srebrenica women tell tale of loss through objects of memory story has photos
    Updated: Jul-09-15 6:04 am

    SREBRENICA, Bosnia-Herzegovina - Twenty years ago Saturday, Bosnian Serb troops led by Gen. Ratko Mladic carried out Europe's worst carnage since the end of World War II - a massacre of 8,000 Bosnian Muslim men and boys that a United Nations court calls a genocide. As Dutch peacekeepers stood helplessly by, the Serbs stormed the Srebrenica safe haven, separating men and boys from women. They drove the males away in trucks and massacred 2,000 on the spot. About 15,000 Bosnian Muslim men and boys fled into the woods; the Serbs hunted 6,000 of them down and killed them one by one - some 8,000 in all. The bodies were dumped in mass graves that were bulldozed to hide the evidence, causing remains to be jumbled up into a jigsaw puzzle that has yet to be fully solved. About 1,000 victims remain to be found. Many families have reburied a few bones identified as belonging to their loved-ones through DNA testing.

  • Court orders DNA tests, reopens '88 Pontiac homicide 
    Updated: Jul-08-15 2:47 pm

    PONTIAC, Michigan - The Michigan appeals court has ordered DNA tests on blood samples taken from the scene of a 1988 homicide in Oakland County.

  • Experts: Hacking probe will stretch if Cards execs involved story has photos
    Updated: Jul-03-15 3:00 am

    HOUSTON - The federal hacking investigation of the St. Louis Cardinals could take longer if high-level executives are implicated in the breach of the Houston Astros' database, according to legal experts.

  • Ore. man convicted in 32-year-old murder 
    Updated: Jul-03-15 1:55 am

    HILLSBORO, Oregon - An Oregon jury has convicted a St. Helens man in a 32-year-old murder that had gone unsolved until modern DNA testing linked him to the case.

  • Virginia company creates image of Indiana girl's killer 
    Updated: Jul-02-15 3:05 pm

    FORT WAYNE, Indiana - A Virginia company has created a composite image of a suspect in the 1988 killing of an 8-year-old Fort Wayne girl using DNA evidence collected during the investigation.