Tag: cold case

On September 2nd, 2016

Murder Suspect Arrested in 1988 Santa Barbara County Homicide Case Sheriff thanks California DOJ criminalists for "their expertise and training, which continues to help close cases that would otherwise never be solved."

SANTA BARBARA - On September 1, 2016, the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office announced that an arrest had been made in a 28-year-old homicide case that involved the murder of 46-year-old Vernon Hart Kendrick of Montecito.   Arrested was Larry Lon Lee, 52, an inmate at the Sarasota County Jail in Sarasota, Florida. The arrest followed […]

On May 5th, 2016

Criminalist's Work at Ripon DOJ Lab Leads to Suspected Killer's Arrest After four years, weight of evidence finally enough to make an arrest

STOCKTON - When the daughter of an 84-year-old Stockton murder victim who was raped and killed inside her own home, stood before television news cameras to express how relieved she was that her mother's suspected killer had finally been identified and arrested four years after the crime, California Department of Justice (DOJ) criminalists in the […]

On July 8th, 2014

Cold Case: Suspect in 2004 Rape Arrested in Santa Cruz County ”The criminalists and latent print examiners at DOJ are an irreplaceable link in the chain of investigation that brings heinous criminals like this to justice.” - AC-DOJ President John Miller

The Santa Cruz County Sheriff's Office announced on July 3, 2014 the arrest of a man suspected in a violent rape that took place nearly 10 years ago.  The arrest was the result of a DNA hit in a California Department of Justice (DOJ)  lab.   According to the sheriff's office, DOJ criminalists notified investigators of […]

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