- Forensic, legal experts to discuss evidence standards Updated: May-27-15 3:05 am
WEST HAVEN, Connecticut - U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., is bringing together forensic specialist Henry Lee, lawyers and legal experts to discuss forensic evidence standards.
- Malaysian forensics teams dig up graves at traffickers' camp Updated: May-26-15 3:04 pm
BUKIT WANG BURMA, Malaysia - Malaysian forensics teams exhumed a body from a shallow grave Tuesday at an abandoned jungle camp used by human traffickers, the first of what police predicted would be more grim findings as they search through a cluster of illicit hideouts near the border with Thailand.
- DNA evidence leads to indictment of Toledo man in cold case Updated: May-24-15 4:36 pm
TOLEDO, Ohio - Authorities say a Toledo man has been indicted on rape charges following new DNA evidence from a rape kit.
- 7 decades on, Pearl Harbor kin seek new ID tests and closure Updated: May-22-15 12:08 pm
CARY, North Carolina - Dawn Silsbee and her siblings never knew their Uncle Bert - he died years before they were born. But they saw what his loss did to their family.
- Autopsy planned on Ala teen killed in shooting Updated: May-18-15 12:31 pm
COLLINSVILLE, Alabama - Authorities are planning an autopsy for a 13-year-old north Alabama boy killed in what officials are describing as an accidental shooting involving a relative.
- County to outsource autopsies after pathologist leaves Updated: May-17-15 4:07 am
ELKHART, Indiana - A northern Indiana county has started outsourcing autopsies after the area's only forensic pathologist resigned, and its coroner says the move is the best long-term solution even though it will cost more.
- Utah sheriff: Body found in 1976 is that of Colorado man Updated: May-16-15 6:40 pm
TOOELE, Utah - Authorities in Utah think they finally know the identity of a man who was found dead 39 years ago near a landfill along the Nevada border.
- Attorneys hope DNA tests will clear Miss. death row inmate Updated: May-14-15 1:31 pm
JACKSON, Mississippi - Attorneys for Mississippi death row inmate Willie Jerome Manning say they hope DNA tests will exonerate him and get him out of prison.
- FBI hair analysis problems reveal limits of forensic science Updated: May-12-15 5:13 pm
WASHINGTON - Kirk Odom was convicted of a 1981 rape and robbery after a woman identified him as her attacker and an FBI specialist testified that hair on her nightgown was similar to hair on Odom's head.
- Anchorage family clings to hope murder will be solved Updated: May-10-15 3:40 pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska - On a foggy Saturday morning in early January 1978, the body of a 16-year-old girl was found in a ditch off the Seward Highway. An autopsy would later determine she had been beaten, sexually assaulted, dragged behind a car and then tossed down an embankment. Her broken fingernails suggested she had tried to crawl back to the road before she died.
- Portland seeks $2 million grant to tackle rape kit backlog Updated: May-06-15 12:34 pm
PORTLAND, Oregon - About half of the rape kits collected by Portland police during a 29-year span have never been submitted to the state crime lab for testing.
- Jury convicts man in cold-case murder from 1991 Updated: May-04-15 12:05 pm
CHICAGO - A Wisconsin man charged with murder after his DNA matched evidence in a long-unsolved killing has been convicted in the 1991 slaying of a 16-year-old Chicago girl.
- 3 state drug cases dropped due to forensics employee arrest Updated: Apr-30-15 7:58 am
HOOVER, Alabama - The recent arrest of a state forensics employee in Hoover has already led to three drug cases being dismissed.
- National board suspends DNA testing at DC's new crime lab Updated: Apr-27-15 11:14 am
WASHINGTON - A national accreditation board that governs DNA laboratories has ordered the District of Columbia's new crime lab to suspend all DNA case work because its procedures are "insufficient and inadequate."