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Entries Tagged as 'Cold Case Investigation Facts'

DNA Profile from 37 Year Old Evidence

February 28th, 2008 · No Comments

I was reading yet another article about evidence storage in New York and the problems it leads do, this one was in City Limits [the article has since been removed], when I came across this story [link no longer works] about an arrest that was made based on evidence from a 1971 homicide case. A […]

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Handheld DNA Device

January 18th, 2008 · No Comments

From an article in today’s New York Times by Diane Cardwell, “Mr. Bloomberg also announced a less-contentious DNA proposal: a ‘six-figure prize’ for inventing a device that would allow the Police Department to more quickly and thoroughly analyze DNA at the scene of a crime. The prize, to be paid out of private donations, is […]

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Denver Post Article about Evidence Storage

July 27th, 2007 · No Comments

Two Denver Post staff writers, Miles Moffeit and Susan Greene, did a really great job on a piece about evidence storage around the country. From their article: “Authorities across the country have lost, mishandled or destroyed tens of thousands of DNA samples since genetic fingerprinting revolutionized crime solving 20 years ago … In some evidence […]

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Fingerprint Evidence Study

April 2nd, 2007 · No Comments

A couple of facts from my book: DNA was used in less than 2% of the cases the Cold Case Squad cleared. At the time The Restless Sleep went to press, the total forensic DNA hits in New York was 1,529. 7% were for murder cases, 72% were for sex crimes. “In most state or […]

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