Tag: dna

On February 1st, 2017

Suspect in 41-Year-old Murder Case Identified Through Familial DNA

LOS ANGELES -  On the 41st anniversary of the sexual assault and murder of Karen Klaas, a 32-year-old mother and the ex-wife of Bill Medley of the Righteous Brothers, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department announced the decades-old case has been solved by criminalists using Familial DNA technology at the California Department of Justice Bureau […]

On February 1st, 2017

DOJ Criminalists Assist Tehama County Sheriff’s Office with Robbery-Homicide Investigation

TEHAMA COUNTY -  On January 30, 2017, criminalists with the California Department of Justice were called upon to help Tehama County Sheriff’s investigators with a double homicide involving a possible robbery and two crime scenes. According to a Tehama County Sheriff’s press release, it appears two to three men, armed with at least one weapon, […]

On October 6th, 2016

DOJ Senior Criminalist Testifies in Preliminary Trial Involving UCSB Rape Case Suspect charged with the rape & beating of a fellow student ordered to stand trial

SANTA BARBARA- A man accused of raping and beating a fellow student at UC  Santa Barbara in February 2014, will face trial on charges of forcible rape, torture and great bodily injury.  The decision that there was enough evidence to try Daniel Chen, 21, was made by Santa Barbara Superior Court Judge Pauline Maxwell on […]

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 July 7th, 2016

DOJ Criminalists Lead Rocklin Police to Robbery Suspect

SACRAMENTO -  On June 11, 2016, Rocklin police announced that DNA evidence processed by California Department of Justice criminalists led to the arrest of a man suspected of robbing a restaurant and forcing employees into a refrigerator while he made his escape. Juan Miguel Martinez, 22, of Roseville was booked into the Placer County Jail […]

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