Category: Forensics / DNA Evidence

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) 05/04 — Northern California detectives still trying to identify the infamous Zodiac Killer who targeted victims in the late 1960s and taunted investigators with letters say they hope to try the same DNA tracing technology recently used to arrest a suspect in another string of cold-case serial slayings — those blamed on the Golden State Killer.Read more »

By MATT O’BRIEN and MALCOLM RITTER,  Associated Press  NEW YORK (AP) 04/28 — The use of a genealogy website to track down a suspected California serial killer illustrates both the extraordinary power of DNA-sharing services and the broad privacy concerns that surround the fast-growing commercial market for genetic analysis.

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LONDON (AP) 03/13 — The Latest on the poisoning of a former Russian spy in Britain (all times local): 12:40 p.m.

British police have cordoned off a parking lot ticketing machine in the southwestern city of Salisbury as authorities retraced the steps of a former Russian spy and his daughter targeted in a chemical weapons attack.

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By ALANNA DURKIN RICHER,  Associated Press  BOSTON (AP) 01/26 — A Massachusetts man who spent more than three decades in prison for a rape he says he didn’t commit has filed a federal lawsuit accusing law enforcement officials of conspiring to frame him by planting phony evidence and coercing false statements that were used against him.

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