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1 year 4 months ago

DNA sample clears Pueblo man

Police say a DNA sample has cleared a man who was chased down by vigilantes who thought he was guilty of sexually assaulting a girl in Pueblo. The group struggled and held the man on May 19. He agreed to give police a DNA sample after officers arrived on the...

1 year 4 months ago

DNA in sex assault cases mistakenly destroyed

Aurora police say preliminary information shows DNA evidence in 48 alleged sexual assault cases from 2009 was mistakenly destroyed, including one case in which no one has been charged yet. Police Chief Daniel Oates publicly announced the errors Tuesday night after first apologizing personally to the accuser in the active...

3 years 6 months ago

DNA evidence used to ID pipe bomb suspect

DENVER (AP) - A court document says DNA evidence from a homemade bomb at a Colorado shopping mall led investigators to identify the suspect as a convicted bank robber who had just been released from prison. A criminal complaint made public Wednesday says the evidence matched the DNA profile...

4 years 1 month ago

Colorado Cold Case: suspect tied to 4 murders

Colorado investigators say one suspect is responsible for two unsolved homicide cases involving four people in Aurora and Lakewood. Lakewood police say the Colorado Bureau of Investigation has connected the two homicide cases from 1984 through DNA evidence. Authorities plan to announce their findings during a Tuesday news conference....

4 years 1 month ago

Exercise counters DNA in obesity study

Even if obesity is in your DNA, exercise can help. British researchers studied over 20,000 people, determining their genetic risk of obesity. Those who had the most genetic variants for obesity inherited from their parents, did have the highest Body Mass Index. But the at-risk people who were...

4 years 2 months ago

Murder victim encased in concrete

Police in Cocoa, Florida are investigating a gruesome murder after the discovery of a bizarre grave. They say college student Darice Knowles, 22, met her killer within days of arriving here from the Bahamas. According to a source who saw her body, Knowles was trapped inside a large lump...

4 years 2 months ago

Accused child killer in court today

Monique Lynch, accused stuffing a little girl's lifeless body into the crawl space of a Monument home, will face a judge in Colorado Springs for the first time today. Lynch waived her right to a video advisement last week. Today, she's expected to be formally charged with child abuse...

4 years 3 months ago

Colorado inmate charged in cold case murder

Prosecutors in California have charged a Colorado inmate with murdering a bar owner nearly four decades ago. Investigators say Roy Melanson, 73, fatally stabbed a Napa woman in July 1974, just two months before murdering another woman in Colorado. Melanson is serving a life sentence in the Colorado...

4 years 4 months ago

Colorado cold case murder solved by DNA

Authorities say a 28-year-old unsolved murder of an elderly Longmont woman has been solved after recent DNA testing. Larimer County Sheriff Jim Alderden said Tuesday that a recent DNA test tied John Agrue to the 1982 death of 94-year-old Orma Smith, a former librarian and teacher. Smith's body...

4 years 5 months ago

Colorado inmate charged in cold case

A Colorado inmate serving time on a drug conviction faces charges of sexually assaulting one woman and trying to assault another 16 years ago. Denver police and the district attorney said Thursday DNA evidence led them to 38-year-old Jody Smith. Smith is accused of trying to grab a woman...

4 years 6 months ago

Dismembered body identified

Investigators have now identified a body, found dismembered in a remote area of eastern El Paso County. The body was located at a camp ground, back on November 24. Authorities say the woman has been identified as 44-year-old Rebecca Magallanes, of Florence. They were able to make the identification...

4 years 7 months ago

DNA helps crack cold case

AURORA, Colo. (AP) - Aurora police say they have filed their first homicide cold case based on DNA evidence. Police said Monday they have identified 39-year-old Kevin Lewayne McKinney as a suspect in the 1998 death of Diane Juanita Caldwell, whose body was found in a field in the...

4 years 7 months ago

Free ID event scheduled for Saturday

It's something no parent wants to think about, but in rare cases it pays off. American Furniture Warehouse will host a free identification event for children Saturday. Those attending will get a fingerprint kit, a digital photograph, a home DNA kit and a child safety journal that, when filled out,...

4 years 7 months ago

UPDATE: No justice 7 years after murder

Through her tears Susie Wagner's pleading for people with information on her son's death to come forward. She tells News First 5 that she still can't drive by the murder scene without crying. She has a tough time in public places sometimes, wondering if the murderers, or accomplices, are...

5 years 1 month ago

DNA pioneer appeals for freethinking scientists

The geneticist who discovered DNA fingerprinting says scientists must be allowed to conduct research driven by nothing but curiosity. Alec Jeffreys realized 25 years ago Thursday that almost all humans have unique signatures of genetic material. The discovery has been used to solve thousands of crimes and to settle countless...

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