Carolina Public Press: New Asheville police evidence manager sizes up ‘huge undertaking’

Carolina Public Press, mountainx.comBYLINE: Jon EllistonTim Scapin Performance ReviewsAsheville, FLWritten by Jon Elliston on June 19, 2013 in APD Evidence-Room Audit, Buncombe, Crime and Justice, Documents, Information, Spec...

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Evidence handling focus of Asheville rape trial


The Citizen Times, citizen-times.comBYLINE: Clarke MorrisonAsheville, NCAndrew Davis listens while seated beside public defender, LeAnn Melton, during his trial in Buncombe County Superior Court Wednesday. Davis is charged wi...

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Where's Your Evidence?


The Austin Chronicle, austinchronicle.comBYLINE: Jordan SmithPampa, TXAdvances in forensic science have made physical evidence increasingly crucial in criminal justice – but the practice of preserving and maintaining that evi...

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Some untested rape kits may not need lab review

YNN Your News Now, TWEAN d/b/a Your News Now (YNN) Austin, austin.ynn.comBYLINE: John A. SalazarAustin, TXWhen it comes to untested rape kits in Texas, it's not when they'll be tested, but if they can be tested.In Austin alon...

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3 teens arrested in death of Wyoming teen

The Billings Gazette, billingsgazette.comBYLINE: Associated PressLink to ArticleRock Springs, WYROCK SPRINGS — Three teens were arrested Friday in connection with the death of a 17-year-old boy whose body was found buried nor...

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Police get DNA grant to help solve cold cases

Worcester Telegram & Gazette, telegram.comBYLINE: Scott J. Croteau TELEGRAM & GAZETTE STAFF, to ArticleWorcester, MAWORCESTER — A federal grant for about $230,000 will help the Police Department pay ...

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Evidence building in police storage


The Post-Crescent, postcrescent.comBYLINE: Jessie Van Berkel, Post-Crescent staff writerLink to ArticleAppleton, WIOfficer Carrie Peters collects and logs evidence in the evidence staging room Aug. 2 at the Appleton Police De...

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Bakersfield biz owner arrested on suspicion of '79 murder

BYLINE: KBAK - KBFX - Eyewitness News - BakersfieldNow.comLink to ArticleVentura County, CAJohn Clark Russell is seen in a Ventura County Sheriff's booking photo. Russell was arrested Thursday, July 26, 2012, on allegations h...

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Lip balm DNA test linked to NH burglary suspects

Boston.comLink to ArticleFarmington, NHPolice in Farmington, N.H., say DNA testing on a burglary victim’s lip balm has led to arrest warrants issued for two suspects in the break-in.A search warrant conducted at one suspect’s...

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15 years after rape, 'lost' case comes to trial

The Detroit News, detroitnews.comBYLINE: Laura BermanLink to ArticleDetroit, MIThe victim calls the police immediately after a sexual assault by a man she says she doesn't know.After the police arrive in the early morning hou...

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At Embattled State Crime Lab, Limits On Evidence Set

The Hartford Courant, courant.comBYLINE: JOSH KOVNER, to ArticleHartford, CTThe expert panel wrestling with a huge backlog of untested DNA cases at the state crime lab has for the first time set limits...

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Cigarette butt DNA leads to local man's arrest

The Daily Record, dailyrecordnews.comBYLINE: BARB OWENS staff writerLink to ArticleEllensburg, WASuspected of using obituaries to target homesAn alleged burglar's discarded cigarette butt and statements about using obituaries...

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The murder that might never be solved:

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DETROIT FREE PRESS, freep.comBYLINE: TRESA BALDAS, DETROIT FREE PRESS STAFF WRITER Link to ArticleDetroit, MIEvidence destroyed in unsolved '72 slayingMerry Wilson, 50, of Detroit holds a photo of her sister Laura Wilson, 16,...

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Cigarette butt leads to conviction of Limerick burglar

The Mercury, a Journal Register Property, pottsmerc.comBYLINE: Carl Hessler Jr., to ArticleMontgomery County, PANORRISTOWN – A cigarette butt left behind by a Limerick burglar was the smoking ...

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Man charged with murder in 1980 Maine homicide

CBSNEWS, cbsnews.comPortland, ME(AP) PORTLAND, Maine — A 55-year-old Maine man was arrested Wednesday and charged with murdering a woman 31 years ago sometime after she left a bar in a neighboring town.Jay Mercier was arreste...

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Man charged with murder in 1980 Maine homicide

CBSNEWS, cbsnews.comPortland, ME(AP) PORTLAND, Maine — A 55-year-old Maine man was arrested Wednesday and charged with murdering a woman 31 years ago sometime after she left a bar in a neighboring town.Jay Mercier was arreste...

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Cigarette leads police to suspect in killing of 91-year-old

The Baltimore Sun, baltimoresun.comBYLINE: Peter Hermann, The Baltimore Sun, to ArticleBaltimore, MDSuspect was out on bail on burglary charge at the timeA cigarette butt discarded outside the fr...

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Cigarette leads police to suspect in killing of 91-year-old

The Baltimore Sun, baltimoresun.comBYLINE: Peter Hermann, The Baltimore Sun, to ArticleBaltimore, MDSuspect was out on bail on burglary charge at the timeA cigarette butt discarded outside the fr...

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Hurricane Katrina mess in Orleans Parish courthouse evidence area is still being cleaned up

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New Orleans Net LLC, nola.comBYLINE: John Simerman, The Times-Picayune Orleans Parish, LALink to ArticleThe Orleans Parish Post-Conviction DNA/Evidence Project is inventorying and organizing criminal evidence at the Orleans P...

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Hurricane Katrina mess in Orleans Parish courthouse evidence area is still being cleaned up

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New Orleans Net LLC, nola.comBYLINE: John Simerman, The Times-Picayune Orleans Parish, LALink to ArticleThe Orleans Parish Post-Conviction DNA/Evidence Project is inventorying and organizing criminal evidence at the Orleans P...

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'John Doe' warrant helps 1997 rape case

jacksonsun.comBYLINE: Lauren ForemanJackson, TNA Chicago native has been convicted of raping a Jackson woman in a 1997 case that took authorities 13 years to put together using DNA analysis and a creative strategy for prosecu...

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DNA Hit Links Man to 1979 Cold Case in SJ

NBC Bay Area, nbcbayarea.comBYLINE: Lori PreuittLink to ArticleSanta Clara, CAA 1979 homicide case was left open until now.DNA hits link Richmond man to 1979 homicide in San Jose. Getty ImagesThe Santa Clara County District A...

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Pinal sex-assault DNA testing lags

The Arizona Republic, azcentral.comBYLINE: Lindsey Collom and Caitlin McGladeLink to ArticlePinal County, AZDNA evidence from more than 200 sexual-assault cases in Pinal County has been languishing in the Sheriff's Office pro...

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DNA Testing of California Arrestees Shot Down;

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LA Weekly Blogs, blogs.laweekly.comBYLINE: Simone WilsonLink to ArticleSan Francisco, CA'Grim Sleeper' Suspect Lonnie Franklin Jr. Wouldn't Have Been Caught Without ItLonnie Franklin Jr. was just a sketch, before DNA testing ...

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Modesto man guilty of woman's murder 35 years ago

The Modesto Bee, modbee.comBYLINE: Rosalio Ahumada, to ArticleModesto, CAAfter less than 90 minutes of deliberation, a jury on Wednesday afternoon convicted Buddy Ray Gary, 60, of murder in the death o...

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First ever DNA profile of Ted Bundy could close unsolved murder cases

NEWS CHANNEL 7, wjhg.comBYLINE: Meredith TerHaar, to ArticlePanama City, FLPanama City - Twenty-two years after his execution, the FBI now has a DNA profile for serial killer Ted Bundy. A lab tec...

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DNA evidence leads to arrest in 20-year-old Redding homicide

The Sacramento Bee, sacbee.comLink to ArticleRedding, CAA man sought in connection with a 20-year-old homicide in Redding was booked into Shasta County Jail today, a year after DNA evidence linked him to the case.Brian Eric N...

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Subway Pervert’s Semen Finally Betrays Him

New York Magazine, nymag.comLink to ArticleBronx, NYA packed subway car, Hardware's favorite place to masturbate. Photo: Chris Hondros/Getty ImagesIn the annals of subway perversion, Darnell Hardware of the Bronx has to be on...

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Metro reviewing DNA cases after error led to wrongful conviction

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The Las Vegas Sun, lasvegassun.comBYLINE: Jackie ValleyLas Vegas, NVSheriff Doug Gillespie speaks during a news conference at Metro Police offices July 7, 2011. Steve MarcusA DNA mix-up caused by human error that led to the w...

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Police say DNA helped solve 30-year-old murder

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The Chicago TribuneBYLINE: Art Barnum, Tribune reporter, to ArticleChicago, ILTrial of deaf man in girlfriend's fatal stabbing may involve up to 3 sign-language interpretersGary Albert was arrested in ...

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DNA match leads to more burglary charges for man in prison

Lincoln Journal Star, journalstar.comBYLINE: LORI PILGERLink to ArticleLincoln, NEDavid R. Morgan (courtesy photo)Police say they now can put a name to a DNA profile charged in a "John Doe" arrest warrant in December for a 20...

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Justice delayed in rape cases

The Houston Chronicle, chron.comBYLINE: ANITA HASSAN, HOUSTON CHRONICLE, to ArticleHouston, TXMany assault kits untested; little progress made at HPD lab after 5 yearsFive years ago, when the troubl...

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NY rape victim leads project to catch predators

Link to ArticleThe Associated Press State & Local WireBYLINE: FRANK ELTMAN, Associated Press Long Island, NYNatasha Alexenko wants more rapists in prison.A sexual assault survivor who waited 15 years to see her assailant brou...

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DNA, John Doe indictment undoing of elusive ‘Rock Burglar’

Sonoran News, sonorannews.comBYLINE: LINDA BENTLEYLink to ArticleMaricopa County, AZ‘In the end, it was cutting-edge police technology used by my Fountain Hills detectives that led us to this criminal’PHOENIX – Maricopa Count...

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DNA Match Leads to Arrest for 12 Auto Burglaries, Vandalism

Multimedia Holdings Corporation, First Coast News, firstcoastnews.comLink to ArticleSt. Augustine, FLChristopher Charles Craft-Mitchell ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. -- Police investigating 15 automobile burglaries in one day have trac...

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Police arrest Arizona's suspected "Rock Burglar"

Thomson Reuters, reuters.comBYLINE: David SchwartzLink to ArticleMaricopa County, AZ(Reuters) - Police arrested a suspect as Arizona's notorious "Rock Burglar" on Friday after a 17-year crime spree that netted more than $10 m...

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Police: DNA used to make burglary arrest

The Post-Star, poststar.comLink to ArticleGlens Falls, NYGLENS FALLS -- DNA evidence has led to the arrest of an Argyle man on a charge he burglarized a Glens Falls real estate office last summer, police said.Frederick A. Sti...

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Slaying indictment called biased

Ventura County Star (California), SECTION: VENTURABYLINE: Raul Hernandez. 805-437-0264Ventura County, CAGrand jury member had job with sheriffThe state Supreme Court will consider whether to hear legal a...

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DNA leads to man's arrest in San Diego highway shootings

CBS News, CBS/AP/KFMB, cbsnews.comBYLINE: Casey GlynnLink to ArticleSan Diego, CAStephen Joseph Dragasits (Credit: KFMB)(CBS/AP/KFMB) SAN DIEGO - DNA found on bullet casings helped police nab the man they believe to be respon...

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From 2006: DNA leads to arrest in 1991 killing

Post Dispatch, stltoday.comBYLINE: VALERIE SCHREMP HAHN • to ArticleLincoln County, MOAlmost 16 years ago, a worker clearing ice from Highway W found the partly clothed body of 18-year-old Stephani...

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Storage of evidence key to exonerations;

USA TODAY, FINAL EDITIONSECTION: NEWS; Pg. 13ABYLINE: Kevin JohnsonDallas, TXHigh number of wrongly convicted people freed because of Dallas archive spurs national push to retain DNA tied to crimesDALLAS -- The exoneration of...

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Crime lab struggles to keep up with demand

Beaver County Times, Timesonline.com, BYLINE: Kristen DoerschnerLink to ArticleAliquippa, PAThe evidence room at the Aliquippa police station is full from floor to ceiling with items from crime scenes. Aliquippa police chief ...

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Guest opinion: Saving DNA evidence helps convict real criminals

The Billings Gazette, billingsgazette.comBYLINE: JESSIE MCQUILLAN and DAN WEINBERG The Billings GazetteLink to ArticleBillings, MTThe Montana House of Representatives has before it a bill that, if enacted, will measurably imp...

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Familial hope: After East Coast Rapist arrest, Harringtons push for DNA

The Hook, issue #1010, readthehook.comBYLINE: Courteney Stuart | to ArticleNew Haven, CT"Why haven't you picked me up sooner?"State Police say that no evidence links the East Coast rapist, left sket...

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Police: DNA Links Man To Semen In Yogurt

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KOAT 7 ABC, FIRST ON, koat.comLink to ArticleOne VideoAlbuquerque, NMALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- A 31-year-old man accused of giving his semen disguised as a free yogurt sample may face a battery charge for the incident, police say....

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1972 murder of blind homemaker heads to trial

ABC KFSY.com, ksfy.comBYLINE: BEN DOBBIN, Associated PressRochester, NYROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) - Tommie Cray was 9 years old in 1947 when his father, a single parent with three sons, brought home a new companion who was raising ...

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Missing evidence stirs accusations

My FOX Tampa Bay, myfoxtampabay.comBYLINE: Doug Smith, FOX 13 Investigative reporterLink to ArticleDownload VideoManatee County, FLBRADENTON - The news came as a shock and embarrassment: the Manatee County Sheriff's Office ha...

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Book'em, swab'em: Officers begin collecting DNA samples upon arrest

The Star, shelbystar.comBYLINE: Rebecca Clark, to ArticleShelby, NCA Shelby police officer holds a swab from a DNA testing kit. A new law will require DNA samples of people who commit certain c...

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MURDER EVIDENCE GOT TOSSED

Daily News (New York), SPORTS FINAL EDITION, NEWS; Pg. 13BYLINE: JAKE PEARSON DAILY NEWS WRITER With Rocco ParascandolaBrooklyn, NYVICTIM'S BROTHER WAITS 28 YEARS FOR COPS TO TRACK DOWN KILLER, THEN FINDS OUT . . .A BROOKLYN ...

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DNA evidence stored in national system linked Douglas Lanterman to fisherman's discovery

The Express-Times, lehighvalleylive.comBy Precious Petty | The Express-TimesLink to ArticleIndependence Township, NJDouglas LantermanQuestions remain about the circumstance of Douglas James Lanterman's death, but authorities ...

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