Murder suspect arrested in 20-year-old Columbus cold case - DNA


An arrest was made this week that could help close the book on a 20-year-old unsolved murder in Columbus. May 24, 2017 COLUMBUS, MS An arrest was made this week that could help close the book on a 20-year-old unsolved murder in Columbus. Investigators with the Columbus Police Department, along with other agencies from the state and region, said Dav...
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DNA Leads To Arrest In 1996 Columbus Homicide


Murray became a suspect on May 16th when DNA evidence linked him to the 1996 killing of Mack Fowler May 24, 2017 COLUMBUS, Miss. (WCBI) – The man accused of killing Mack Fowler on July 8, 1996 is in the Lowndes County jail. David Murray, 52, made his first court appearance on Wednesday afternoon. Muncipal Court Judge Rhonda Hayes Ellis denied bond ...
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Former Ripley police officer arrested for tampering with evidence and burglary


The indictment alleges that Garner intentionally broke into the offices of the Ripley police chief and the narcotics office in June to conceal or remove physical evidence, an envelope containing what he believed to be meth. October 25, 2016 RIPLEY, Miss. (WTVA) – A former Ripley police officer is now on the wrong side of the law according to Attorn...
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Police investigate JPD evidence room break in


Mississippi News Now, MSNewsNow, wtvm.com BYLINE: Mary Grace Eppes, Jackson, MS JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) - Jackson Assistant Police Chief Lee Vance has confirmed there was a break in at the JPD evidence room. We don't have a lot of information right...
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Moss Point working to remedy problems with police department's evidence room

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The Mississippi Press, blog.gulflive.com BYLINE: April M. Havens, The Mississippi Press Link to Article Moss Point, MS Keith Davis, Moss Point police chief MOSS POINT, Mississippi -- City aldermen's first meeting of 2012 was contentious and chaotic at times, but the board ul...
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9 of 10 arrested in HPD locker raid indicted

hattiesburgamerican.com BYLINE: Jesse Bass, American Staff Writer Hattiesburg, MS Hattiesburg Police Department's evidence locker was raided by burglars Aug. 20. After the heist, an undisclosed amount of marijuana was discovered to be missing. Police made 10 arrests during t...
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Lack of DNA storage space becomes challenge for law agencies

Hattiesburg American BYLINE: JIMMIE E. GATES Hattiesburg, MS Local law enforcement agencies say they lack both the space and expertise to store DNA evidence that a new state law requires them to preserve. The law that went into effect in March says the evidence from criminal...
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