DNA leads to arrest in 17-year-old California killing
A 56-year-old Southern California man has been arrested in connection with the 2005 killing of a woman near Los Angeles after DNA and fingerprint evidence was used to identify him, authorities said. Pertina Epps, 21, was found strangled on April 26, 2005, under a carport in the city of Gardena, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said. The case went cold but was reopened in 2021 when investigators reexamined forensic evidence left at the crime scene using new technology, the Los Angeles Times reported Sunday.news.yahoo.com
Ancient DNA is revealing the genetic landscape of people who first settled East Asia
Pulverized ancient bone can provide DNA to scientists for analysis. Xin Xu Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology, CC BY-NDThe very first human beings originally emerged in Africa before spreading across Eurasia about 60,000 years ago. After that, the story of humankind heads down many different paths, some more well-studied than others. Eastern regions of Eurasia are home to approximately 2.3 billion people today – roughly 30% of the world’s population. Archaeologists know fnews.yahoo.com
Woman charged in hit-and-run that killed man and two dogs in Lapeer County
LAPEER COUNTY, MI — A woman has been charged in a hit-and-run that killed two dogs and a man over the summer in Lapeer Township. The charge was authorized by the Lapeer County Prosecutor’s Office, according to a Lapeer County Sheriff’s Office news release. Lapeer Township Police and Lapeer County Sheriff’s deputies arrested Robbins on Wednesday, Nov. 17, at her place of employment in Burton. Related: Man and two dogs killed in Lapeer County hit-and-runVehicle debris at the scene established that this was the result of a hit-and-run traffic collision, police have said. Lapeer County Detective Sgt.mlive.com
Is it possible to recreate dinosaurs from their DNA?
_Tyrannosaurus rex_ was a relentless predator who lived during the Cretaceous Period more than 65 million years ago. Roger Harris/Science Photo Library via Getty Images Curious Kids is a series for children of all ages. If you have a question you’d like an expert to answer, send it to firstname.lastname@example.org. Would it really be possible to get the DNA of dinosaurs and then recreate them? – Lucie R., age 5, Atlanta, Georgia As a paleontologist – that’s a scientist who studies ancient linews.yahoo.com
U.S. officials tell "60 Minutes" that China is trying to collect Americans' DNA
U.S. officials tell "60 Minutes" that China is trying to collect Americans' DNA U.S. intelligence officials tell CBS News that China is trying to collect Americans' DNA in hopes of controlling the future of health care. "60 Minutes" correspondent Jon Wertheim joins "CBS This Morning" to discuss why China's push to collect medical data threatens America's national security. Also, he explains the potential risks of at-home DNA tests.cbsnews.com
How China is racing to collect Americans' DNA
How China is racing to collect Americans' DNA U.S. officials say the Chinese government is trying to collect Americans' DNA, and they believe a recent offer from a Chinese company for assistance in COVID-19 testing was suspicious. Jon Wertheim reports.cbsnews.com
Gamers can win real treasure in retro video game inspired by New Holland’s Dragon’s Milk
GRAND RAPIDS, MI – Dragon’s Milk, already one of Michigan’s most iconic beers, is the inspiration for a new video game. Other prizes include chain-mail neck ties, a first-edition Dungeon Master’s manual, and a variety of Dragon’s Milk merchandise. “Our beer drinkers are huge gamers who bring Dragon’s Milk with them almost as a badge of honor to game nights. To win, players must complete all levels of the game and roll a die. “Dragon’s Milk is a bourbon barrel-aged stout that is for adventurous beer drinkers, and we know this original campaign will really capture their attention.”For more information on how to play, visit hoard.dragonsmilk.com.mlive.com
Mother of D’Wan Sims dies without answers in son’s 1994 disappearance
LIVONIA, Mich. – Local 4 has been following the disappearance of D’Wan Sims for nearly 26 years. After years of tips, clues and dead ends, his mother, Dwanna Wiggins moved to North Carolina, where she passed away Monday. “He was never in any of those videos.”Since then, Wiggins moved to North Carolina and denied she had any involvement with her son’s disappearance. About a year ago, a man claimed on social media that he was D’wan Sims. Police said D’wan Sims deserves justice and they’re asking anyone with new information about this case to contact the Livonia Police Department at 734-466-2470.
Police return to Canton cemetery to collect DNA samples, working to identify homicide victims
CANTON, Mich. Police returned to a cemetery on Tuesday where theyve already dug up several bodies in hopes of solving past homicides. Its phase three of Operation United. Sky 4 was over the scene in Canton on Tuesday at the Knollwood Memorial Park as police oversaw the digging up of unidentified remains in an effort to identify victims of homicide. READ: Operation United aims to ID bodies connected to cold casesThe operation started in the spring of 2019. READ: Police dig up bodies at Plymouth cemetery in attempt to identify Detroit homicide victims
Case of twin babies found dead in Shelby Township in 1967 back under investigation
SHELBY TOWNSHIP, Mich. Theres a renewed push to solve a half-century old cold case. The bodies of a baby boy and girl were found on the side of a Shelby Township road in 1967. The twin babies were found along side of Ryan Road, near Hamlin. It is Shelby Township Police Department Det. If you know anything, contact the Shelby Township Police Department.
Chicago police watchdog turns down Bronzeville moms plea to reopen investigation into fatal shooting of son. Im still fighting like before.
Mitchell had hoped the DNA would conclusively show whether her sons DNA was not on the handgun fired at police. But the analysis showed that the partial DNA profile obtained from the 9 mm Glock was consistent with a mixture of three or more individuals, including at least one male contributor, according to a report submitted by Bode Technology of Lorton, Virginia. No conclusion could be made on the mixture, the lab found.chicagotribune.com
Serial killer may have been found, South Korean police say
South Korean police said Thursday that they have found a suspect thought to be an infamous serial killer wanted for the slayings of nine women about 30 years ago. Police said the mans DNA matches samples taken from evidence collected from some of the crime scenes. AdvertisementBan said the technological improvement of DNA analysis allowed authorities to extract DNA samples from evidence in a way that was not yet possible at the time of the crimes. South Korean media, citing unidentified police and other officials, reported the suspect is a 56-year-old man who is serving a life sentence for raping and killing his sister-in-law in 1994. He said police offer their condolences to the families of the slain women and an apology to the people over the cases.latimes.com
Newborn Baby Left to Die in Dumpster Reunites With Dad: 'I'm Going to Name Her Sara'
A newborn baby who was left in a Boca Raton, Florida, dumpster has been reunited with her birth father. "God makes us strong, and were very happy, Martins told WPBF in Spanish Im going to name her Sara." The baby was later found after her cries drew the attention of two nearby maintenance workers, the Sun Sentinel reported. Sousa was ultimately identified as the mother thanks to a receipt she left in the trash bag among the garbage, according to the Palm Beach Post. How can a mother do this? Sousa allegedly told a neighbor as authorities searched the apartment complex where she lived and near where the baby was found.
DNA evidence is not always infallible
DNA is the gold standard for many cold case investigators - but what happens if police get it wrong? Correspondent Richard Schlesinger discusses the grave consequences. For more, watch "Blood in the Sand" " airing Saturday, June 9 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on CBS.cbsnews.com
DNA exonerates brothers wrongfully convicted of rape, murder in 1983
DNA exonerates brothers wrongfully convicted of rape, murder in 1983 A North Carolina judge freed two brothers who were behind bars for 30 years after DNA evidence in their case implicated another man. The two had been convicted of the rape and murder of an 11-year-old girl in 1983. Norah O'Donnell reports.cbsnews.com