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KNIFE REPORTEDLY FOUND BURIED AT O.J. SIMPSON’S ROCKINGHAM ESTATE

KNIFE REPORTEDLY FOUND BURIED AT O.J. SIMPSON’S ROCKINGHAM ESTATE

  Curiously enough, just as the O.J. Simpson trial has come back into the public’s consciousness through FX’s ‘The People v. O.J. Simpson’ TV series, now we have ‘bombshell’ news.  Reportedly, a construction worker found a knife buried on the Rockingham property as it was being demolished by the new owners.  The construction worker gave […]

Knowledge for Aspiring DNA Analysts

Knowledge for Aspiring DNA Analysts

A new college grad recently sought out my advice on how to prepare for an interview with a crime lab for a DNA position. He was especially interested in learning what the current testing methods were. As I drafted my email response to him and sought out helpful links, I decided to share some of […]

FBI notifies crime labs of errors used in DNA match calculations since 1999

FBI notifies crime labs of errors used in DNA match calculations since 1999

http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/crime/fbi-notifies-crime-labs-of-errors-used-in-dna-match-calculations-since-1999/2015/05/29/f04234fc-0591-11e5-8bda-c7b4e9a8f7ac_story.html It will be interesting to see how this shakes out. “In a bulletin sent to crime labs, the FBI said the problem stemmed from “clerical mistakes in transcriptions of the genotypes and to limitations of the old technology and software.” I am not sure that the public will ever have access to this bulletin, […]

DNA From Pizza

DNA From Pizza

A suspect in the recent tragic DC quadruple homicide was identified through DNA left on a pizza crust.  In Los Angeles, the ‘Grim Sleeper’ case received a lot of attention after DNA obtained from pizza, napkins, and utensils used by the primary suspect was matched to evidence from several crime scenes. With today’s sensitive DNA […]

WAS JACK THE RIPPER IDENTIFIED BY DNA TESTING?

WAS JACK THE RIPPER IDENTIFIED BY DNA TESTING?

This is an interesting historical DNA evidence investigation that was brought to light this week on the advent of a book release. Here are some articles along with some thoughts I shared on Al Jazeera America News.     http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2014/sep/08/jack-the-ripper-polish-aaron-kosminski-dna DNA analysis of fourth victim’s shawl reveals Jack the Ripper was a Polish hairdresser gone mad […]

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