Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Brenda Pikala: another case solved with DNA

19 years after Minneapolis slaying, a DNA match

Brenda Pikala was stabbed in '89 while sitting beneath a footbridge across Minnehaha Creek in Minneapolis; now, skin under her fingernails has led to murder charges..

"I want people to just remember Brenda's smile," she said. "It has taken a lot of years to find this man, a lot of years."

Here is another crime that has been solved with DNA!

Please read here

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Sharron Prior Memorial Scholarship Award

September 20, 2008

For those that are unaware. Each year for the last four years Point st Charles holds a recognition day to honor those who have left a mark... for those who make a difference in our community. Also every year a scholarship is presented to a deserving young lady in honor of Sharron Kim Prior memorial scholarship award. This will allow her to continue on to her dreams. Dreams Do come true if you work at them.

Good luck

Prior Family

Monday, September 08, 2008

More New Technology!

move on to Canada!

The Colorado Bureau of Investigation is dramatically expanding its ability to test DNA samples with the purchase of three robotic analyzers, replacing a time-consuming process that today is performed mostly by hand.

The robots can test samples far faster than humans. When the state of Florida, for instance, bought its first robotic analyzers in 1986, a technician could hand-test about 80 samples in a week. The robots, according to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, could test more than 180 samples a day.

The Florida department was one of the first crime labs in the nation to get the robots.

read more here