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Forensic genealogy group helps Cumberland County investigators crack 21-year-old cold case

A popular genealogy website helped crack a cold case murder of a baby from 21 years ago. "Baby Michael" was...

JonBenet Ramsey: What to Know About the Beauty Queen’s Murder 20 Years Later

Nearly 20 years after the shocking death of a 6-year-old beauty queen piqued the public’s interest and plunged her closest family members under a...

‘Forensic Breakthrough’ Leads to Potential Suspect in 40-Year-Old Irish Massacre

The Kingsmill massacre, the execution of 10 unarmed men, is one of the most infamous attacks from the violent era of the ‘Troubles’ in...

Inside the Bone Room: The hidden collection of human remains in Australia’s busiest morgue

Hidden away just behind Sydney's busiest road and down a corridor off Australia's biggest morgue, lie 250 sets of human bones whose origin until...

Through Art and Forensics, Faces of Unidentified Victims Emerge

Anyone who walked into Room 501 at the New York Academy of Art in TriBeCa the other day would have seen a roomful of...

Forensic dig underway in 1975 missing sisters cold case

A task force including an FBI evidence recovery team is conducting a forensic dig on a central Virginia mountain in hopes of finding out...

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Trees and shrubs might reveal the location of decomposing bodies

Plants could help investigators find dead bodies. Botanists believe the sudden flush of nutrients into the soil from decomposition may affect nearby foliage. If...

Are Detectives discounting the associative value of fingerprints that fall short of an identification in their investigations?

Every day, Fingerprint Experts in every latent office across the globe examine fingermarks that they determine to fall short of an identification....

Using the NCIC Bayesian Network to improve your AFIS searches

This National Crime Information Centre (NCIC) Bayesian network is based on the statistical data of general patterns of fingerprints on the hands...

DNA decontamination of fingerprint brushes

Using fingerprint brushes across multiple crime scenes yields a high risk of DNA cross-contamination. Thankfully an Australian study has discovered a quick and easy way to safely decontaminate fingerprint brushes to prevent this contamination risk and allows the brushes to be safely reused even after multiple cleaning cycles.

Detection of latent fingerprint hidden beneath adhesive tape by optical coherence tomography

Adhesive tape is a common item which can be encountered in criminal cases involving rape, murder, kidnapping and explosives. It is often the case...
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