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Mehul Anjaria

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Mehul Anjaria on All Things Crime

Mehul Anjaria on All Things Crime

Forensic DNA is, by far, the most discriminatory and scientifically sound evidence that investigators can find at a crime scene or from evidence. But even with the ability to say there is one chance in trillions that it’s NOT a certain person, forensic DNA can still be misused, misunderstood and misinterpreted. That’s where DNA experts […]

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 […]

UNDERSTANDING FORENSIC DNA REPORTS IN CRIMINAL CASES

My friend and recent DNA Interview Series guest, Anjali B. Dooley (anjalilawoffice.com, sidebartv.com) and I have been discussing the intersection of attorneys and experts.  We have decided to do a collaboratorive posting about understanding DNA reports  in criminal cases.  Based on the material I have posted here, she will be offering additional commentary and questions […]

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