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Forensic Studies 003: The Grim Sleeper

on May 17, 2011 at 7:30 am in Forensic Studies, Forensics, Serial Killers by | No Comments

The Familial, a DNA database of genetic profiles of felons, was used for the first time to solve a homicide case in the United States. This was the case of the Grime Sleeper. California is one of only three states that permit this testing technique of DNA (Dolan, M. 2011)….

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Forensic Studies 002: The Green River Killer

on May 10, 2011 at 8:00 am in Forensic Studies, Forensics, Serial Killers by | 4 Comments

Nearly 20 years ago the Green River Killer, Gary Leon Ridgway, committed at least 49 killings during a three year period. He got his name by leaving victims in the Green River Valley. Ridgeway is believed to have committed anywhere from 60 to hundreds of murders, most of which were…

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At Least Two Gilgo Beach Killers

on May 9, 2011 at 4:55 pm in Forensics, Unsubs by | No Comments

Suffolk County District Attorney Thomas Spota revealed that the bodies found on and around Gilgo Beach the last few months are the work of at least two separate unsubs. Said Spota: It is clear that the area in and around Gilgo Beach has been used to discard human remains for…

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Fifth Gilgo Beach Victim Identified

on May 9, 2011 at 4:41 pm in Forensics, Unsubs by | No Comments

The skull found on Long Island has been identified as belonging to 20-year-old Jessica Taylor. Jessica’s body was found off Halsey Manor Road and Long Island Expressway in July 2003. Her head and hands were missing. Taylor was known to be working in New York City as a prostitute when…

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Double Homicide Tied to the Original Night Stalker

on May 6, 2011 at 8:26 am in Forensics, Unsubs by | No Comments

Cheri Domingo, 35, and Gregory Sanchez, 27, were murdered in Goleta, CA in July of 1981. Three decades later, DNA has linked their killing to the unsub known as the Original Night Stalker. Investigators are looking again at the 50 pieces of evidence collected from the house using new technologies….

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