DNA Databases to Solve Crime

Detectives are now turning to public DNA databases to solve crime.  This has led to some controversy. There are only 12 states that currently participate in searching public DNA databases, but Michigan is not one of them.  (Ohio is one.) This article highlights some of the solved cases: https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/familial-dna-puts-elusive-killers-behind-bars-only-12-states-n869711

A Mosquito Help Apprehend A Criminal

In Helsinki, Finland, in 2008 a mosquito helped crack a case.  A car had been stolen and when it was found, the police scoured it for clues.  One officer found a dead mosquito that had drawn someone’s blood before death. Extracting DNA from the mosquito, they were able to find the thief in one ofContinue reading “A Mosquito Help Apprehend A Criminal”