Gaithersburg man accused of squirting semen from bottle on women

The Washington Post, washingtonpost.comBYLINE: Dan Morse, Washington Post Staff WriterLink to ArticleGaithersburg, MDEdwards (Courtesy Of Gaithersburg Police Department)A Gaithersburg man accused of squirting semen from a bot...

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Federal court struggles with California DNA collection case

Los Angeles Times, latimes.comBYLINE: Maura Dolan, Los Angeles Times, to ArticleLos Angeles, CAState hopes DNA break in Grim Sleeper case will persuade judges to allow its program of collecting gen...

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Arrest Made In 30-Year-Old Cold Case

www.wlky.comLink to ArticleOne VideoLouisville, KYPrison Inmate Accused Of 1980 Rape Of Louisville WomanLOUISVILLE, Ky. -- After nearly three decades, the brutal raping and sodomizing of a woman in downtown Louisville may hav...

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DNA collection from suspects could increase

The News & Observer (Raleigh, North Carolina)BYLINE: THOMASI MCDONALD AND RUTH SHEEHAN; Staff WritersRaleigh, NCNearly irrefutable, DNA evidence is becoming the weapon of choice in North Carolina's war against crime.In 2007, ...

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Mold-covered kit found in Ford Heights evidence room links inmate to 2006 rape

Chicago Sun-Times, SUN-TIMES MEDIA WIREFord Heights, ILA convicted felon eligible for release next week may spend more time behind bars after a mold-covered criminal sexual assault kit from four years ago was discovered in an...

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DNA evidence exonerates sexual assault suspect, second man arrested

C and G News, candgnews.comBYLINE: Cortney Casey, C & G Staff WriterSterling Heights, MISTERLING HEIGHTS — A different man has been arrested and charged for a July 2009 sexual assault after DNA evidence recovered at the scene...

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Beer cans lead to man's arrest in 2009 Llano County arsons

AMERICAN-STATESMAN, statesman.comBYLINE Isadora Vail, STAFF, County, TXA trail of beer cans eventually led Llano County sheriff's deputies to an arrest in a year-old arson case.Authorities charged Wil...

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Orlando rape victim fights to keep suspect behind bars

Orlando Sentinel (Florida) FINAL, A SECTION; FLORIDABYLINE: Bianca Prieto, Orlando SentinelOrlando, FLFor nearly two decades, Mary lived with an overwhelming fear that the man who raped her at knifepoint would attack again.So...

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Cops: DNA Led to Freeport Burglary Arrest

Long Island Press, longislandpress.comBYLINE: Patrick KeltonNassau County, NYNassau police arrested a 27-year-old Freeport man on Tuesday afternoon using DNA evidence that connected him to allegedly burglarizing a series of b...

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DNA ties former boyfriend to 2009 slaying

mysanantonio.comBYLINE: Eva Ruth Moravec - Express-NewsAlamo Heights, TXDana Clair EdwardsNo sign of break-in found at Edwards' apartmentThe father of a woman strangled in an apartment near Alamo Heights in 2009 says he alway...

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DNA cited in arrest in 2001 Philly-area murder

ldnews.com, The Associated Press Link to ArticleYeadom, PAYEADON, Pa.—Authorities in suburban Philadelphia say DNA evidence has led to the arrest of a suspect in a murder more than eight years ago.Police in Delaware County sa...

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DNA match leads to arrest in slaying

The Miami Herald, miamiherald.comBy DON PERRYMAN, The MessengerMadisonville, KYMADISONVILLE, Ky. -- The last time Woody Morris talked to his wife, Joy, was on Halloween night in October 2002.The couple operated a vehicle esco...

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Ex-city man guilty of rape;

The Patriot Ledger (Quincy, MA)BYLINE: Patriot Ledger staffDanielson, CTJudge gives former Quincy resident 20-year sentence for 1988 Conn. attackDANIELSON, Conn. - A sexual predator who a judge said "honed and perfected" his ...

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Son's DNA nails fiend 20 years on

The PeopleBYLINE: Fiona MayIpswich, SuffolkA MASKED knifeman who repeatedly raped a teenager 20 years ago has been nailed - by his son's DNA.Phil Collins, 50, believed he had escaped justice after the terrifying assault.But o...

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Suspect in O.C. rapes arrested

Orange County Register (California)BYLINE: ANDREW GALVIN and, ELYSSE JAMESTustin, CAAli Achekzai, 32, formerly of Ladera Ranch, is held based on a DNA match.An Afghan man wanted in rape cases in Orange and San Diego counties ...

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DNA convicts Mo. man of rape 10 years after attack

The Associated Press State & Local WireKansas City, MOA Kansas City man has been convicted of raping an 81-year-old woman a decade ago in a case that prompted the Missouri Legislature to change state law to remove the statute...

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DNA evidence helps convict man of rape in 1999 attack

The Kansas City StarBYLINE: MARK MORRIS; The Kansas City StarKansas City, MOThe case against whoever raped 81-year-old Carol Cooper in 1999 originally was filed against an anonymous "John Doe," identifiable only by his DNA pr...

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Beer bottle DNA leads to burglary charge, police say

www.seacoastonline.comBYLINE: Elizabeth DinanLink to ArticleOne PicturePortsmouth, NHPORTSMOUTH — When Hung Nguyen burglarized a Winsor Road home two years ago, he left his DNA on a beer bottle, leading to his Thursday arrest...

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EDITORIAL: Mary Pierce case shows keeping cold cases active is worth the effort

Greeley Tribune (Colorado)Weld County, CODec. 8 -- There's a reason there is no statute of limitations on murder cases, and we saw it last week in Weld County.An arrest was made in the murder of Mary Pierce, who was kidnapped...

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DNA Leads to Bakersfield Cold Case Arrest

www.kmjnow.comBYLINE: Margaret CarreroBakersfield, CAIt is yet another validation for modern DNA analysis - a disturbing cold case murder dating back nine years in Bakersfield has been broken wide open with the arrest of a su...

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Arrest made in St. Paul mutilation murder from '77

www.startribune.comBYLINE: ANTHONY LONETREE and PAUL WALSH, Star TribuneLink to Articleone photoone videoSt. Paul, MNA thumb print wasn't enough, but a recent DNA match from a scissors allowed police to charge a suspect in a ...

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"John Doe" warrant to be issued in Doña Ana rape

Las Cruces Sun-News (New Mexico)By Ashley Meeks Sun-News reporterLas Cruces, NMLAS CRUCES - A criminal "John Doe" warrant will be filed this week for the man suspected in a violent rape that took place under a bridge on the b...

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'John Doe' Warrant Issued in Violent Rape:

Albuquerque Journal (New Mexico)BYLINE: Bruce Daniels, Albuquerque Journal, N.M.Las Cruces, NMDNA profile recently completed for suspect in June 1 attack on Las Cruces woman.Sep. 9--A criminal "John Doe" warrant was filed thi...

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Broken chain of evidence

The Star-Ledger (Newark, New Jersey)EDITORIALEssex County, NJMore than two decades have gone by since Essex County law enforcement officials gathered, and later misplaced, DNA that might exonerate Stephen Brooks in a rape he ...

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NJ judge orders search for evidence in '85 rape

The Associated Press State & Local WireBy DAVID PORTER, Associated Press WriterNewark, NJA Newark man imprisoned for more than two decades for a 1985 rape won a victory in court Monday when a judge ruled that state and local ...

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35-year-old murder case may be nearing an end:

The Salt Lake TribuneBy Nate CarlisleLink to Article Salt Lake City, UTBut ex-BYU student must say why and how he killed classmate.The man accused of murdering a Brigham Young University student in 1974 is "very likely" to pl...

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Police use DNA to arrest burglary suspect

Alamogordo Daily NewsBy Duane Barbati, Staff WriterLink to Article Alamogorodo, NMA 34-year-old Alamogordo man is being held on a $60,000 bail bond for alleged burglary after Alamogorodo Department of Public Safety officers u...

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DNA tracked to Auburn burglary helped crack South Park murder case

www.Auburn~Reporter.comLink to ArticleAuburn, WAScientists at the Washington State Patrol’s crime laboratory celebrated the 1000th hit by the agency’s statewide DNA tracking system. The milestone match came in a high-profile ...

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DNA evidence leads to arrest in 3-year-old burglary

eagletribune.comBYLINE: Marc Fortier - , MALONDONDERRY — A man police say broke into a Nashua Road gas station 31 years ago was arrested last week based on DNA evidence recovered at the scene...

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Police used DNA from a hat dropped by a Waterloo robbery suspect to make an arrest.

Associated PressWaterloo, IAWaterloo police say 17-year-old Jamar Wise of Waterloo was arrested Thursday and charged with first-degree robbery in the robbery of a Kwik Stop convenience store last November.Police say three mal...

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St. Paul police find first DNA match solving a cold case

St. Paul Pioneer Press (Minnesota)BYLINE: Maricella MirandaSt. Paul, MNDale Heinhold picked up a homeless man 20 years ago, took him to his St. Paul house, bought him pizza and beer, and offered him help. That night, the home...

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Charge filed in unsolved 2003 burglary based on DNA profile

The Sheboygan (Wisconsin)BYLINE: Eric Litke, Sheboygan Press staffSheboygan, WIProsecutors have used a DNA profile to file charges in an unsolved burglary from six years ago, side-stepping the statute of limitations in the fi...

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DNA solves old burglary, cops say

St. Tammany bureauBy Jeff AdelsonSlidell, LASlidell police wrapped up a 5-year-old burglary case this week when they were able to match DNA samples taken during the investigation to a suspect, authorities said Friday. In July...

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Evidence room containing guns, drugs, fetuses, was mismanaged

Asbury Park Press (New Jersey)BYLINE: Sheila McLaughlinMiddletown, NJHundreds of thousands of dollars in cash was lying around. Crack cocaine, marijuana and other drugs from criminal cases were tossed haphazardly in a metal b...

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