Latest Forensics News

Delaware fire officials: 1 found dead in burning townhouse

Jan. 20, 2022 12:52 PM EST

NEWARK, Del. (AP) — A person was found dead inside a burning townhouse in Newark on Wednesday night, Delaware fire investigators said. Firefighters were called to a home on Council Circle around 10 p.m. and found flames shooting from a middle-of-the-row townhouse, the Delaware...

Family offers $10K reward to help solve triple homicide

Jan. 15, 2022 12:06 PM EST

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) — A $10,000 reward is now available to help solve a nearly three decade-old triple homicide that happened in the village of Clifton. Twenty-nine-years ago, the bodies of Thomas Johnson, 81, his wife, Mary, 77, and oldest son David, 43, were found inside their...

Funding awarded for Kentucky sex assault kit investigation

Jan. 14, 2022 04:03 AM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Almost $850,000 in federal funding has been awarded to the Kentucky State Police sexual assault kit initiative investigative team, Gov. Andy Beshear announced Thursday. The award will provide for an additional investigator who will focus on the Jefferson...

Man charged with decades-old death of young Idaho girl

Jan. 13, 2022 17:32 PM EST

NAMPA, Idaho (AP) — Authorities say a suspect in the decades-old sexual assault and slaying of a young Idaho girl has been formally charged with the crime. David Dalrymple, 64, was arraigned Thursday on murder and rape charges in connection with the death of 9-year-old Daralyn...

Remains found in Alabama in 2012 identified as Georgia woman

Jan. 13, 2022 16:27 PM EST

LINCOLN, Ala. (AP) — Human remains found almost a decade ago at an abandoned house near Talladega Superspeedway during a race weekend have been identified as those of a Georgia woman, officials said Thursday. DNA testing confirmed that the body found by a deputy on May 4, 2012, was...

Official: Police used fake DNA reports during interrogations

Jan. 12, 2022 18:54 PM EST

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — Virginia Beach police used forged documents that linked people's DNA to a crime to get them to confess or cooperate with investigators, Virginia's outgoing attorney general announced Wednesday. The city’s police department has changed its policy in the...

Human remains found in 2003 belong to man missing since 1970

Jan. 12, 2022 12:31 PM EST

CAMBRIDGE, Minn. (AP) — Human remains found buried in Isanti County in 2003 have finally been identified as a 22-year-old man missing since 1970, sheriff's officials said Wednesday. According to the Isanti County Sheriff's Office, investigators have long believed Donald Rindahl...

Judge allows critical DNA evidence in runner slaying case

Jan. 11, 2022 15:40 PM EST

WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — A judge denied a motion Tuesday to suppress DNA evidence collected from a man suspected of killing a Google employee from New York who went missing in 2016 while out for a run in Massachusetts, meaning it can now be admitted at trial. Angelo Colon-Ortiz has...

Court won't block entire election 'investigation' subpoena

Jan. 10, 2022 19:18 PM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania court declined Monday to block an entire subpoena to state election officials in what Republican state lawmakers call a “forensic investigation” of 2020's presidential election, fueled by former President Donald Trump's baseless claims that Democrats...

Denver coroner's office establishes family advocate program

Jan. 09, 2022 10:11 AM EST

DENVER (AP) — The body on the table was that of a 28-year-old man. Inside an autopsy bay, professionals from the Denver Office of the Medical Examiner were trying to figure out what killed him. To the doctors and forensic pathologists who perform the valuable service of cataloging...