Forensics

FILE - In this July 6, 1944 file photo people flee a fire in the big top of the Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus in Hartford. Conn. Authorities are exhuming the bodies of two victims of the 1944 circus fire in hopes of identifying a Vermont woman who has been missing since then. The exhumations began Monday morning, Oct. 7, 2019, at the Northwood Cemetery in Windsor, Conn. Officials will analyze DNA samples to determine whether one of the buried women is Grace Fifield of Newport, Vt. (AP Photo/File)
October 07, 2019 - 12:46 pm
WINDSOR, Conn. (AP) — Authorities exhumed the bodies Monday of two victims of the 1944 Hartford circus fire in the hopes of determining whether one of them is a woman who is among five people still listed as missing after the tragedy. The exhumations at Northwood Cemetery in Windsor, Connecticut,...
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FILE - In this Sept. 2, 2019, file photo, provided by the Santa Barbara County Fire Department, firefighters work to extinguish a dive boat engulfed in flames after a deadly fire broke out aboard the commercial scuba diving vessel off the Southern California Coast. The owners of the dive boat where 34 people perished in a fire off the coast of Southern California filed a legal action in federal court Thursday, Sept. 5, 2019, to head off potentially costly lawsuits. Truth Aquatics Inc., which owned the Conception, filed the action in Los Angeles under a pre-Civil War provision of maritime law that allows it to limit its liability. (Santa Barbara County Fire Department via AP, File)
September 06, 2019 - 4:37 pm
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) — Dozens of people trapped on a scuba diving boat that caught fire off the Southern California coast appear to have died from smoke inhalation, not burns, authorities said Friday. The 34 people were trapped in a cramped bunkroom below the main deck of the Conception after...
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FILE - In this July 23, 2019, file photo, Yellowstone County Sheriff Mike Linder announces that 39-year-old Zachary David O'Neill has pleaded guilty to the brutal 1998 killing of 18-year-old Miranda Fenner, during a news conference in Billings, Mont. The case garnered national attention at the time of the killing but frustrated law enforcement when it remained unsolved. (AP Photo/Matthew Brown, File)
August 22, 2019 - 1:37 pm
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — More than 17 years after he slashed the throat of a teenage clerk while robbing a Montana video rental store, Zachary O'Neill says guilt overcame him and he tried to tell authorities he was the culprit. But it was another three years after he first confessed in a psychiatric...
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This undated photo released by The Lucie Blackman Trust/Family shows Nora Anne Quoirin. Malaysian police said Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2019, the family of the missing 15-year-old London girl positively identified a naked body found near the nature resort in southern Negeri Sembilan state, Malaysia, where she disappeared over a week ago. (The Lucie Blackman Trust/Family via AP)
August 14, 2019 - 3:54 am
SEREMBAN, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysian doctors conducted an autopsy Wednesday to determine the cause of death of a 15-year-old London teen whose naked body was found nine days after she mysteriously disappeared from a nature resort. Nora Anne Quoirin's body was discovered Tuesday beside a small stream...
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FILE - In this Aug. 18, 2014, file photo, pathologist Dr. Michael Baden speaks during a news conference to share preliminary results of a second autopsy done on Michael Brown in St. Louis County, Mo. Baden, who also testified for O.J. Simpson's defense in the "trial of the century" and helped investigate the assassinations of President John F. Kennedy and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is now enmeshed in another high-stakes case. Baden is the private pathologist who observed Jeffrey Epstein's autopsy on his lawyers' behalf. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File)
August 12, 2019 - 4:22 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — He testified for O.J. Simpson's defense, helped investigate the assassinations of President John F. Kennedy and Martin Luther King Jr., hosted an HBO show and brought his pathology expertise to bear on celebrity deaths and police killings. Now Dr. Michael Baden is enmeshed in...
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FILE - This file photo shows Indiana Reformatory booking shots of John Dillinger, stored in the state archives, and shows the notorious gangster as a 21-year-old. Records show that Dillinger was admitted into the reformatory on Sept. 16, 1924. The body of the 1930s gangster is set to be exhumed from an Indianapolis cemetery more than 85 years after he was killed by FBI agents. The Indiana State Department of Health approved a permit July 3, 2019, that Dillinger's nephew, Michael C. Thompson, sought to have the body exhumed from Crown Hill Cemetery and reinterred there.(AP Photo/The Indianapolis Star, Charlie Nye, File)
August 01, 2019 - 7:52 am
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Descendants of notorious 1930s gangster John Dillinger who plan to have his remains exhumed say they have "evidence" the body buried in an Indianapolis cemetery beneath a gravestone bearing his name may not be him and FBI agents possibly killed someone else in 1934. The Indiana...
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William Talbott II pleads his innocence before a judge sentences him to life without parole at the Snohomish County Courthouse on Wednesday, July 24, 2019 in Everett, Wash. Talbott, convicted of killing a young Canadian couple more than three decades ago after a trial that hinged on DNA evidence and newly-emerged genealogical technology, was sentenced by a judge in Washington state Wednesday to life in prison. (Andy Bronson/The Herald via AP)
July 24, 2019 - 4:12 pm
EVERETT, Wash. (AP) — A man convicted of killing a young Canadian couple more than three decades ago after a trial that hinged on DNA evidence and newly-emerged genealogical technology was sentenced in Washington state Wednesday to life in prison. William Talbott II received two consecutive life...
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FILE - This Wednesday, July 10, 2019 file photo shows the view of the Teutonic Cemetery inside the Vatican. After opening a pair of tombs inside the cemetery after further investigation into the case of the 15-year-old daughter of a Vatican employee, Emanuela Orlandi, who disappeared in 1983 only to find that the tombs were empty, the Vatican said Saturday, July, 13, 2019, it discovered two ossuaries under a manhole that are now the subject of forensic investigation. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)
July 13, 2019 - 10:17 am
VATICAN CITY (AP) — The mystery of the 1983 disappearance of the 15-year-old daughter of a Vatican employee took yet another twist Saturday following excavations this week at a Vatican City cemetery. The Vatican said it had discovered two sets of bones under a stone slab that will be formally...
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FILE - In this Aug. 4, 2011 file photo, Dr. Henry Lee poses for a photograph at the Henry C. Lee Institute of Forensic Science on the campus of the University of New Haven in New Haven, Conn. On Thursday, July 11, 2019, the renowned forensic scientist defended the work he did three decades earlier amid new questions about blood evidence in three different murder cases. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill, File)
July 11, 2019 - 11:36 am
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Forensic scientist Henry Lee, who became famous for his testimony in the O.J. Simpson trial and his work on other high-profile murder cases, defended his reputation Thursday after lawyers this week again questioned the accuracy of blood-evidence testimony he gave decades ago...
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June 19, 2019 - 10:08 pm
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — With a name that sounds like futuristic fiction, Rapid DNA machines roughly the size of an office printer have helped solve rape cases in Kentucky, identified California wildfire victims and verified family connections of migrants at the U.S.-Mexico border. Now a state board in...
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