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Chamoli glacial disaster toll rises to 70, 205 still missing

The Telegraph India 24 Feb 2021
Rescuers have recovered 70 bodies and 29 body parts so far in search operations following the February 7 glacial disaster in Chamoli, the district police said on Wednesday ... DNA samples of bodies and 28 body parts have been sent to the Forensic Science Laboratory, Dehradun for matching, it said ... Advertisement. .
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India dam disaster toll rises to 67

Shenzhen Daily 21 Feb 2021
Police said DNA profiling of the unidentified bodies have been carried out ... “So far DNA samples of 96 relatives and 73 bodies have been sent for matching to forensic science laboratory (FSL) Dehradun,” the statement said ... On Feb ... .
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India dam disaster toll rises to 67 as search for missing continues

China.dot.org 21 Feb 2021
NEW DELHI, Feb ... "Out of these 37 bodies and one body part has been identified.". Police said DNA profiling of the unidentified bodies have been carried out ... "So far DNA samples of 96 relatives and 73 bodies have been sent for matching to forensic science laboratory (FSL) Dehradun," the statement said ... On Feb ... Enditem .
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Police submit investigation report in rape case

Dawn 21 Feb 2021
LAHORE ... Investigating Officer Zulfiqar Cheema submitted the report (challan) of over 200 pages against the prime suspect, Abid Malhi, and co-suspect Shafqat Bagga ... The challan says police had traced the suspects with the help of the DNA samples, maintained by the forensic science agency, which matched with the blood stains found at the crime scene ... .
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‘We can be sure innocents died’, US death row exonerations show

Al Jazeera 19 Feb 2021
A landmark 2009 study from the National Academy of Sciences found little scientific underpinning to many forensic disciplines used to convict people in courtrooms ... are too wedded to the current ‘fragmented’ forensic science community, which is deficient in too many respects”.
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Human remains found at Multnomah Falls identified after 42 years; more cold cases may be solved with genetic genealogy

The Oregonian 15 Feb 2021
Nici Vance became the state’s forensic anthropologist in 2004, the science around DNA testing was rapidly improving, and she set out to inventory and re-examine all the remains in her care ... Up to that point, investigators had focused on DNA forensics – comparing, say, blood from a crime scene to a mouth swab of a suspect.
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Denis Walsh: ‘How come the gardaí did not join up the dots sooner?’

The Irish Times 12 Feb 2021
The body was no longer fully intact ... Besides that, there was little publicity ... DNA samples were checked three times in the years since by the forensic science laboratory – in July 2008, March 2011 and June 2017, but with no success ... Due to advances in DNA science, this time a match was made with samples taken years before from Denis’s parents ... .
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Concern over DNA testing backlog at police lab

Independent online (SA) 09 Feb 2021
Cape Town - The Department of Community Safety said it was concerned over the backlogs in the processing of DNA by the police’s forensic science laboratory and the pressure this places on service delivery, particularly in resolving rape cases.
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Local Va. officials react to Senate vote on abolishing death penalty

Crossville Chronicle 05 Feb 2021
Modern forensic science including the use of DNA evidence does help in capital cases, he said ... As a defense attorney, he said he is familiar with the cases of many people, especially people of color, who were imprisoned, and some executed, but later exonerated through DNA and other more forensic evidence.
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Austin Leads the Way in Cutting Police Funding and Using the Money for Housing

truthout 05 Feb 2021
The city also voted and move about $11.9 million from the APD’s budget into a new Forensic Science Department, creating an independent forensics lab separate from the police department ... The APD’s integrated forensics lab was shut down in 2016 after an audit by the Texas Forensic Science Commission found the lab used scientifically faulty practices.
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N.J. court gives suspect ‘trade secret’ access to DNA software allegedly linking him to murder

NJ dot com 04 Feb 2021
It’s the first time New Jersey courts have discussed the emerging field of probabilistic genotyping, which mathematically analyzes DNA samples. Such technology “marks a profound shift in DNA forensics,” the state appeals court said in a 74-page published ruling Wednesday.
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Arrest made in 2004 cold case killing of 16-year-old girl in Waterbury

Hartford Courant 01 Feb 2021
An autopsy revealed that the 16-year-old had been strangled. Advertisement ... A news release from the Waterbury Police Department didn’t specify what evidence led them to suspect Robinson, but Police Chief Fernando Spagnolo told the Waterbury Republican-American that investigators were aided by DNA technology and forensic science. Advertisement ... .
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