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!
Wildlife trade is the fourth largest illegal industry worldwide, behind narcotics, counterfeiting and human trafficking. When items suspected of being made from protected species are seized at airports, borders, and shipping docks and cannot be positively identified, the inspectors send them to USFWS.
Wisconsin State Crime Laboratories have added a new crime-solving tool to their toolbox, a proprietary software designed to analyze DNA evidence “previously thought to be too complex to interpret,” according to a press release.
As all leads in the “Baby Hope” death were exhausted, the case was acknowledged as a cold case. However, throughout the past two decades, investigators periodically dusted off the file and attempts were made to identify the mother.
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