- Autopsy: Slain New Jersey sex worker possibly strangled Updated: Feb-12-16 5:05 pm
MILLER PLACE, New York - A sex worker who disappeared near a remote stretch of Long Island beach highway that was later revealed to be a suspected serial killer's dumping ground for bodies might have been strangled, according to a new autopsy.
- Obstacles abound in prosecution of Texas priest in cold case Updated: Feb-12-16 4:58 pm
HOUSTON - Prosecutors face a tough road in their case against a former priest accused this week in the killing of a young Texas teacher and beauty queen nearly 56 years ago, according to legal experts.
- Texas on verge of recommending ban on bite mark evidence Updated: Feb-11-16 7:04 pm
AUSTIN, Texas - Texas moved to the brink Thursday of becoming the first state to formally call for a ban on bite mark evidence, which could influence judges across the U.S. and whether they will accept the disputed forensic science in courtrooms.
- 2nd outside report says Mexico students not burned at dump Updated: Feb-09-16 6:18 pm
MEXICO CITY - A group of Argentine forensic experts says it has determined there is no biological or physical evidence to conclude that 43 students who disappeared in southern Mexico in 2014 were incinerated at a trash dump as government investigators initially said.
- Ohio tests more than 9,800 rape kits or DNA matches Updated: Feb-03-16 6:43 am
COLUMBUS, Ohio - The state's forensic scientists have tested more than 9,800 rape kits submitted by law enforcement agencies around Ohio to check for possible DNA matches.
- Police hope DNA tests will help identify 1996 murder victim Updated: Jan-27-16 5:49 am
HIGHLAND PARK, Michigan - State police are hoping new DNA tests will help them identify a 1996 murder victim and bring them closer to solving the Detroit-area case.
- Investigators learn about killings by romantic partners Updated: Jan-25-16 2:48 pm
FLORENCE, Alabama - More than 30 law enforcement officers from around the Southeast gathered in northwest Alabama to learn more about killings involving romantic partners.
- Bill to address rape kit backlog goes before lawmakers Updated: Jan-25-16 12:40 pm
SANTA FE, New Mexico - Legislation aimed at addressing a backlog of rape test kits in the state would appropriate $1.2 million to hire more forensic scientists to process DNA evidence from sexual assault cases in the next fiscal year.
- Connecticut court to decide on use of force to obtain DNA Updated: Jan-24-16 12:31 pm
HARTFORD, Connecticut - The state Supreme Court will be deciding whether prison officials can use reasonable force to take DNA samples from convicted felons who refuse to provide them.
- Oklahoma Medical Examiner's Office reduces caseload backlog Updated: Jan-24-16 12:27 pm
TULSA, Oklahoma - The Oklahoma Medical Examiner's Office has reduced a massive caseload backlog, an important step toward regaining the accreditation that it lost in 2009.
- Prosecutor: Ballistics tests inconclusive in girl's shooting Updated: Jan-22-16 8:45 pm
FREEHOLD, New Jersey - Authorities say ballistics tests to determine who fired a shot that injured a young girl during a gun battle last year are inconclusive, but state forensics experts and county prosecutors believe it came from a police officer's gun.
- Sioux Falls police still trying to solve 1981 baby death Updated: Jan-20-16 10:35 am
SIOUX FALLS, South Dakota - Sioux Falls police are making another attempt to solve the death of a baby 35 years ago.
- Through DNA, family finds missing woman's remains, closure Updated: Jan-19-16 7:59 pm
SANTA ANA, California - As a county gravedigger, Andrew Trejo has helped numerous families bury their loved ones. Nearly 28 years after his mother disappeared, he will finally get to do the same.
- Authorities say DNA tests needed to ID stabbing suspect Updated: Jan-17-16 11:20 am
CHEYENNE, Wyoming - Authorities say it will take DNA testing to identify a suspect in the stabbing of his wife, the couple's two young sons and his wife's father at a home in Cheyenne.
- New Mexico AG hosts Mexican prosecutors, investigators Updated: Jan-16-16 5:41 am
ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - A team of Mexican prosecutors, investigators and forensic experts have wrapped up a weeklong training session hosted by New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas.
- The Latest: Olympic committee to work closely with IAAF Updated: Jan-14-16 12:31 pm
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- Doctor: Teen should be tried as juvenile in boy's death Updated: Jan-13-16 5:35 pm
PITTSBURGH - One of two teenagers charged in the beating death of another teen at a group home last year should be tried as a juvenile and be provided with psychological services, a forensic psychologist said.