- Old rape kits and 4 brave women bring rapist to justice Updated: Jun-01-15 1:16 am
CLEVELAND - When Stacey Fifer arrived at the prison one day last September, she was carrying four old photos of women, strangers to one another but bound by terrifying memories of the same man.
- After 25 years, Jersey Shore murder case still unsolved Updated: May-31-15 11:35 am
WILDWOOD, New Jersey - Emily Negersmith grew up with only the reflected memory of her older sister, a 20-year-old former high school cheerleader named Susan.
- Kentucky overhauling broken system of testing rape kits Updated: May-30-15 12:28 pm
LOUISVILLE, Kentucky - Michelle Kuiper remembers the cold table against her back, how she laid there so long the blood on her legs dried and cracked. The white box the doctor was filling, labeled "rape kit," seemed impossibly small for its purpose.
- Connecticut bill allows DNA testing in felony arrests Updated: May-29-15 7:02 pm
HARTFORD, Connecticut - Certain crime suspects facing a serious felony charge could be required to provide a DNA sample under a bill that is moving through the Connecticut General Assembly.
- Forensic, legal experts to discuss evidence standards Updated: May-27-15 3:05 am
WEST HAVEN, Connecticut - U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., is bringing together forensic specialist Henry Lee, lawyers and legal experts to discuss forensic evidence standards.
- 7 decades on, Pearl Harbor kin seek new ID tests and closure Updated: May-22-15 12:08 pm
CARY, North Carolina - Dawn Silsbee and her siblings never knew their Uncle Bert - he died years before they were born. But they saw what his loss did to their family.
- Autopsy planned on Ala teen killed in shooting Updated: May-18-15 12:31 pm
COLLINSVILLE, Alabama - Authorities are planning an autopsy for a 13-year-old north Alabama boy killed in what officials are describing as an accidental shooting involving a relative.
- County to outsource autopsies after pathologist leaves Updated: May-17-15 4:07 am
ELKHART, Indiana - A northern Indiana county has started outsourcing autopsies after the area's only forensic pathologist resigned, and its coroner says the move is the best long-term solution even though it will cost more.
- Utah sheriff: Body found in 1976 is that of Colorado man Updated: May-16-15 6:40 pm
TOOELE, Utah - Authorities in Utah think they finally know the identity of a man who was found dead 39 years ago near a landfill along the Nevada border.
- Attorneys hope DNA tests will clear Miss. death row inmate Updated: May-14-15 1:31 pm
JACKSON, Mississippi - Attorneys for Mississippi death row inmate Willie Jerome Manning say they hope DNA tests will exonerate him and get him out of prison.
- FBI hair analysis problems reveal limits of forensic science Updated: May-12-15 5:13 pm
WASHINGTON - Kirk Odom was convicted of a 1981 rape and robbery after a woman identified him as her attacker and an FBI specialist testified that hair on her nightgown was similar to hair on Odom's head.
- Anchorage family clings to hope murder will be solved Updated: May-10-15 3:40 pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska - On a foggy Saturday morning in early January 1978, the body of a 16-year-old girl was found in a ditch off the Seward Highway. An autopsy would later determine she had been beaten, sexually assaulted, dragged behind a car and then tossed down an embankment. Her broken fingernails suggested she had tried to crawl back to the road before she died.
- Portland seeks $2 million grant to tackle rape kit backlog Updated: May-06-15 12:34 pm
PORTLAND, Oregon - About half of the rape kits collected by Portland police during a 29-year span have never been submitted to the state crime lab for testing.
- Jury convicts man in cold-case murder from 1991 Updated: May-04-15 12:05 pm
CHICAGO - A Wisconsin man charged with murder after his DNA matched evidence in a long-unsolved killing has been convicted in the 1991 slaying of a 16-year-old Chicago girl.