No one has hours to scour the papers to keep up with the latest news, so we’ve curated the top news stories in the field of Forensic Science for this week. Here’s what you need to know to get out the door!
The Galveston County Medical Examiner’s office and Othram are working with the Galveston Police Department to help identify an unknown deceased black man found on a beach near Kahala Drive in Galveston, Texas. The decedent was found May 10 and the circumstances of death are unclear.
Rejecting a defense motion to exclude expert testimony regarding DNA evidence, the District Court for Weld County, Colora has ruled that evidence produced by STRmix is relevant, reliable, and therefore admissible in court proceedings.
When U.S. authorities needed help examining suspected stolen copies of Christopher Columbus’s letters, they turned to the Smithsonian’s Museum Conservation Institute in Maryland. Digital imaging specialist Keats Webb and Smithsonian Institution Archives paper conservator Nora Lockshin used non-invasive digital imaging technology to take different raking light views of the 500-year-old documents.