Stillwater man gets 33-year prison term for child sexual abuse

(Stillwater, Okla.) — A 52-year-old rural Stillwater man, who admitted sexually abusing three young female relatives during a 15-year period between 2002 and 2017, has been sentenced to 33 years in prison followed by seven years of probation, with an order to register as a sex offender within three days of his release and provide a DNA sample, court records show.
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Man sentenced to life for 2020 Fort Myers nightclub shooting

A Gibsonton man was convicted in March of shooting two men outside a Fort Myers nightclub last year. Jonathan Anthony Reid, 32, was found guilty of possessing a firearm and ammunition as a previously convicted felon in the shooting outside Babe’s on Jan. 29, 2020. On Monday, Reid was sentenced...

IMPD: Fingerprint and DNA led to serial rape suspect in Indiana

INDIANAPOLIS — Officers used a fingerprint and DNA to find a serial rape suspect, according to court documents. Police believe Darrell Goodlow, 37, could potentially be linked to at least a half dozen rape cases involving eight victims beginning Aug. 1, 2020 through Sept. 8, 2021. In several of the cases, he allegedly threatened to kill the victims and in one case, court documents show the suspect killed a family's dog.

Remains Found in 2010 in Maine Identified as Man From Mass.

Human remains found by a hunter in Maine nearly 11 years ago have been identified as a man from Massachusetts. The remains were discovered on Nov. 4, 2010, off Route 11 in Stacyville, Maine's Chief Medical Examiner's Office said Monday. DNA evidence confirmed they belonged to Christopher Roof, who was last seen in August of that year.

Las Vegas man arrested in California woman’s 1974 stabbing death

A Las Vegas man has been charged with murder in a California slaying that occurred nearly a half-century ago. National City, California, police said Carlin Cornett, 68, was arrested Tuesday at his home near West Desert Inn Road and South Durango Drive. They said the long-haired man was linked by DNA evidence to the July 31, 1974, stabbing death of Christy Allen Bryant, 22, as she worked alone at a 7-Eleven convenience store in National City.

The Science of Smells

Sense of smell reflects your overall health. Smells are extremely effective at triggering memories. You can smell like urine or vanilla to different people. There are science-backed exercises to help get your nose back into shape if you suffer from smell loss. When it comes to COVID-19 testing, there’s a...

Consumer DNA Databases: Montana Set to Restrict Police Access

MISSOULA - Within the last year alone, Montana has seen major breaks in cold cases. And it's due in large part to a relatively new technology called forensic genetic genealogy testing, commonly known as consumer DNA testing. In fact, law enforcement agencies across the state have been able to solve...
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IMPD possesses more than 5,000 untested rape kits

INDIANAPOLIS — In the basement property room of the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department, there are more than 5,000 untested rape kits sitting on shelves waiting to reveal the secrets of attackers long forgotten by everyone but their victims. “We are very close to having our inventory completed,” said Jane French,...