Forensics

Robert Whitt is seen in an undated photo provided by the Orange County, NC, Sheriff’s Office. More than 20 years after the bodies of Myoung Hwa Cho, and a 10-year-old boy, Robert Whitt, were found 215 miles apart in separate states beside Interstate 85, investigators now say they were a mother and son and the boy's father has confessed to killing them. (Orange County, NC, Sheriff’s Office via AP)
February 05, 2019 - 1:36 pm
Decades after the unidentified bodies of a woman and a 10-year-old boy were found in separate states beside a Southern interstate highway, investigators now say they were a mother and son and the boy's father has confessed to killing them. The case was cracked thanks to an online DNA database, help...
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FILE - In this Feb. 25, 2009 file photo, investigators search for human remains at a 100-acre site in Albuquerque, N.M. A decade ago, Albuquerque police began unearthing the remains of 11 women and an unborn child found buried on the city's West Mesa, marking the start of a massive homicide investigation that has yet to be resolved. On the 10th anniversary of the cold case, a small group of advocates and community members plan to gather Saturday, Feb. 2, 2019, near the 2009 crime scene to remember the victims and call for more protections for marginalized and vulnerable women in New Mexico's largest city. (Pat Vasquez-Cunningham/The Albuquerque Journal via AP, File)
February 02, 2019 - 5:43 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The notes are written on paper tags, tributes to the nine women, two teenage girls and unborn child found buried 10 years ago atop a New Mexico mesa. One bears a stick-figure angel and a message from a woman who says the victims watch over her. Another expresses hope that...
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FILE - In this Jan. 12, 2019, file photo, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., speaks during an organizing event at Manchester Community College in Manchester, N.H. Warren is expected to formally launch her presidential bid on Saturday with a populist call to fight economic inequality. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer, File)
February 01, 2019 - 4:27 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Cherokee Nation says Sen. Elizabeth Warren has apologized for taking a DNA test to push back against President Donald Trump's taunts about her claim of Native American heritage. Tribe spokeswoman Julie Hubbard said Friday that the Massachusetts Democrat and likely 2020...
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This undated photo provided by LaToya Holley shows Anton Black. Black's heart condition and mental illness were significant factors in his "sudden cardiac death" during a struggle with law enforcement officers on Maryland's Eastern Shore, according to an autopsy report. The report, signed Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2019, by the state's chief medical examiner, didn't satisfy concerns by Anton Black's family that police used excessive force on the 19-year-old before his Sept. 15 death in Caroline County. (LaToya Holley via AP)
January 24, 2019 - 7:41 pm
SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) — A Maryland prosecutor said Thursday he isn't asking a grand jury to consider criminal charges in the death of a black teenager who struggled with police officers, saying he can't prosecute "tragic acts." Caroline County State's Attorney Joseph Riley issued a five-page...
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Emergency team members look for a boy fell into the 100-meter-deep waterhole in a mountainous area near the town of Totalan in Malaga, Spain, Monday, Jan. 14, 2019. More than 100 firefighters and emergency workers in southern Spain are searching for a 2-year-old toddler who fell into a narrow and deep well on Sunday. Rescuers believe the boy fell into the 100-meter-deep well after walking away from his parents. (AP Photo/Gregorio Marrero)
January 16, 2019 - 7:22 am
MADRID (AP) — Spanish rescuers working against the clock to find a 2-year-old boy who's been missing for three days say they have found DNA samples of the boy confirming his parents' account that he had fallen into a narrow borehole more than 100 meters (328 feet) deep. The parents of toddler Julen...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2018 file photo, California Gov. Jerry Brown talks during an interview in Sacramento, Calif. Brown ordered new DNA tests that, condemned inmate Kevin Cooper says, could clear him in a 35-year-old quadruple murder case, which has drawn national attention. On Monday, Dec. 24, 2018, Brown ordered new testing on four pieces of evidence that Cooper and his attorneys say will show he was framed for the 1983 Chino Hills hatchet and knife killings of four people. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)
December 24, 2018 - 7:18 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Jerry Brown ordered new DNA tests that a condemned inmate says could clear him in a 35-year-old quadruple murder case, which has drawn national attention. On Monday, Brown ordered tests of four pieces of evidence that Kevin Cooper and his attorneys say will...
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In this Nov. 29, 2018, file photo, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., speaks at the American University Washington College of Law in Washington, on her foreign policy vision for the country. Warren sought to solidify her connection with African-American voters Friday, Dec. 14, as she prepares to launch a potential presidential campaign. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)
December 14, 2018 - 11:43 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Elizabeth Warren is seeking to solidify her connection with African-American voters as she prepares to launch a potential presidential campaign amid criticism of her approach to race and identity. The Massachusetts Democrat visited Morgan State University in Baltimore Friday...
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Attorney Ben Crump discusses the results of a forensic examination on Emantic "EJ" Bradford Jr., who was fatally shot by police in a shopping mall on Thanksgiving day, during a news conference in Birmingham, Ala., on Monday, Dec. 3, 2018. Crump, who represents Bradford's family, says a report shows the 21-year-old black man suffered three gunshot wounds to the back side of his body. (AP Photo/Jay Reeves)
December 03, 2018 - 10:25 pm
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — A forensic examination shows a black man was shot three times in the back side of his body when an Alabama police officer mistook him for the shooter after gunfire erupted at a crowded shopping mall, the man's family said Monday. The results of a report commissioned by the...
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In this photo taken November 16, 2018, Stephen Meer, chief information officer from ANDE, demonstrates in Chico, Calif., his company's Rapid DNA analysis system, which is being used to try to ID victims of the Northern California wildfire. Authorities have deployed a powerful tool to aid in their race to identify the remains of 77 bodies burned in the deadly wildfire that ripped through Northern California: Rapid DNA testing that produces results in just two hours. But the technology that can match DNA to bone fragments in as little as two hours is only as effective as the numbers of people who show up to give a sample, and so far there are not nearly enough volunteers. (Sudhin Thanawala)
November 20, 2018 - 9:01 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Authorities are using a powerful tool in their effort to identify the scores of people killed by the wildfire that ripped through Northern California: rapid DNA testing that produces results in just two hours. The system can analyze DNA from bone fragments or other remains...
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Search and rescue workers search for human remains at a trailer park burned by the Camp Fire, Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018, in Paradise, Calif. (AP Photo/John Locher)
November 13, 2018 - 10:43 pm
PARADISE, Calif. (AP) — Ernest Foss was a musician who gave lessons out of his home when he lived in San Francisco, where an amplifier that ran the length of a wall served as the family's living room couch. Carl Wiley refurbished tires for Michelin. Jesus Fernandez, known as "Zeus," was described...
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