Fly Colonies Help Calculate Time of Death of Car Trunk Cadavers
Fly Colonies Help Calculate Time of Death of Car Trunk Cadavers
Using pigs as human proxies, forensic entomologists reveal how bodies in vehicles decompose differently from those dumped outside.
Fly Colonies Help Calculate Time of Death of Car Trunk Cadavers
Fly Colonies Help Calculate Time of Death of Car Trunk Cadavers

Using pigs as human proxies, forensic entomologists reveal how bodies in vehicles decompose differently from those dumped outside.

Using pigs as human proxies, forensic entomologists reveal how bodies in vehicles decompose differently from those dumped outside.

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Technique to Track Golden State Killer Suspect Could Find You Too
Technique to Track Golden State Killer Suspect Could Find You Too
Ashley Yeager | Oct 11, 2018
Sixty percent of Americans with European ancestry can be traced to a given DNA sample, even if they’ve never had genetic testing, scientists say.
Genealogy Website Helped Crack Golden State Killer Case
Genealogy Website Helped Crack Golden State Killer Case
Ashley Yeager | Apr 27, 2018
DNA from a relative of the suspect submitted to the site GEDmatch gave investigators just enough information to identify him, but the process raises privacy concerns.
UK Judges Receive Primers on Forensic Science
UK Judges Receive Primers on Forensic Science
Catherine Offord | Mar 1, 2018
Scientists in the U.K., in collaboration with members of the judiciary, have launched the first in a series of explanatory documents designed to help integrate science into the courtroom.
Gene Activity Could Give Clues to Time of Death
Gene Activity Could Give Clues to Time of Death
Ashley Yeager | Feb 12, 2018
RNA-sequencing data reveal that specific tissues have distinct changes in gene expression after an individual has passed away.
The Strange and Stranger Case of Wyndham Lathem
The Strange and Stranger Case of Wyndham Lathem
Anna Azvolinsky | Aug 24, 2017
A Northwestern University plague researcher has been charged with a brutal murder. Here’s what we know about him.
Microbiology Professor Wanted for Murder
Microbiology Professor Wanted for Murder
Jef Akst | Aug 3, 2017
An arrest warrant has been issued for Wyndham Lathem of Northwestern University in connection with a stabbing death in Chicago.
Amsterdam to Open Forensic Cemetery
Amsterdam to Open Forensic Cemetery
Bob Grant | Jan 23, 2017
The facility—the first of its kind in Europe—will help researchers study what happens to decomposing bodies.
Forensics 2.0
Forensics 2.0
Bob Grant | Jan 1, 2017
Meet the researchers working to untangle the mystery of a Missouri home filled with bones by bringing cutting-edge technologies into the crime lab.
Infographic: Advancing Forensic Science
Infographic: Advancing Forensic Science
Bob Grant | Dec 31, 2016
Forensic scientists have been using rudimentary molecular techniques for decades. But advanced forensic anthropology technologies and
methods are just now coming to the fore in some investigations.
Police Sketches Via DNA
Police Sketches Via DNA
Kerry Grens | Jul 1, 2015
For assistance in solving crimes, a company has developed a service that will construct a face based on a genetic sample.
Anti-Vax Doctor Found Dead
Anti-Vax Doctor Found Dead
Bob Grant | Jun 30, 2015
Police are calling the death of James Bradstreet, a physician who claimed vaccines cause autism and offered autism cures to patients, an apparent suicide.
CSI: Ancient Alexandria
CSI: Ancient Alexandria
Pat Brown | Mar 1, 2013
A reexamination of the facts surrounding the death of Cleopatra VII reveals that the Egyptian queen was murdered—and not by an asp.
Book Excerpt from The Murder of Cleopatra
Book Excerpt from The Murder of Cleopatra
Pat Brown | Feb 28, 2013
In Chapter 1, “The Coldest Case,” author and criminal profiler Pat Brown sets the scene for her quest to prove that the Egyptian queen did not commit suicide.
Bishop Pleads Guilty
Jef Akst | Sep 12, 2012
Former University of Alabama-Huntsville biology professor Amy Bishop admits to murdering her colleagues in February 2010.
Hallowed Landfill
Jef Akst | Jan 1, 2012
On the tenth anniversary of the World Trade Center attacks, wildlife biologists reminisce about the role they played in the recovery of human remains.