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2019-04-13 03:49:44 PM  
Good.
 
2019-04-13 03:50:46 PM  
When 23 and me goes wrong.

Or right, glad they caught the dude
 
2019-04-13 03:53:43 PM  

Igor Jakovsky: When 23 and me goes wrong.

Or right, glad they caught the dude


That's "20 and me" for him.
 
TWX
2019-04-13 03:54:44 PM  
Interesting. Hopefully they did a good job with their chain-of-custody paperwork through the years, such that attorneys for the defense can't successfully challenge it.
 
2019-04-13 03:55:47 PM  
"They were able to match DNA from that coffee cup to the semen sample from the murder scene "


Semen
 
2019-04-13 03:56:16 PM  
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2019-04-13 03:59:31 PM  
Every year we get closer to Gattaca. Did anyone notice the part where it seemed like authorities did an end run around a warrant by uploading dna to a public database themselves?!? That's farked if true.
 
2019-04-13 04:00:35 PM  
Damn, they got lucky that guy liked to masturbate in public so they could get a sample
 
2019-04-13 04:11:13 PM  
Old news, exciting, etc.

Anyone who watches true crime shows knows they have been solving decades-old cases this way for years.
 
2019-04-13 04:28:54 PM  
Dying in prison is SO benefitting.
 
2019-04-13 04:29:41 PM  

deadsanta: Every year we get closer to Gattaca. Did anyone notice the part where it seemed like authorities did an end run around a warrant by uploading dna to a public database themselves?!? That's farked if true.


It seems to me that the idea of a warrant is to keep police from just taking your stuff whenever they feel like it. In this case they had crime scene evidence, a dna database that contains voluntarily submitted samples none of which belong to the suspect, and a cup the suspect threw away. As far as I can tell that cup is the closest thing they might need a warrant to get, but he threw it away so it's fair game.

To illustrate what I mean, let's say this was about fingerprints. They have crime scene fingerprints but they don't have his. The cops shouldn't be allowed to just go up to people and force them to fingerprinting, that's where a warrant comes in. But if they suspect he's involved, and see him throw away the cup he has handled, they need a warrant to lift that cup out of the trashcan? I don't see why they should need one.
 
2019-04-13 04:32:03 PM  

Birnone: deadsanta: Every year we get closer to Gattaca. Did anyone notice the part where it seemed like authorities did an end run around a warrant by uploading dna to a public database themselves?!? That's farked if true.

It seems to me that the idea of a warrant is to keep police from just taking your stuff whenever they feel like it. In this case they had crime scene evidence, a dna database that contains voluntarily submitted samples none of which belong to the suspect, and a cup the suspect threw away. As far as I can tell that cup is the closest thing they might need a warrant to get, but he threw it away so it's fair game.

To illustrate what I mean, let's say this was about fingerprints. They have crime scene fingerprints but they don't have his. The cops shouldn't be allowed to just go up to people and force them to fingerprinting, that's where a warrant comes in. But if they suspect he's involved, and see him throw away the cup he has handled, they need a warrant to lift that cup out of the trashcan? I don't see why they should need one.


To your first sentence see civil forfeiture.
 
2019-04-13 04:32:33 PM  

Birnone: deadsanta: Every year we get closer to Gattaca. Did anyone notice the part where it seemed like authorities did an end run around a warrant by uploading dna to a public database themselves?!? That's farked if true.

It seems to me that the idea of a warrant is to keep police from just taking your stuff whenever they feel like it. In this case they had crime scene evidence, a dna database that contains voluntarily submitted samples none of which belong to the suspect, and a cup the suspect threw away. As far as I can tell that cup is the closest thing they might need a warrant to get, but he threw it away so it's fair game.

To illustrate what I mean, let's say this was about fingerprints. They have crime scene fingerprints but they don't have his. The cops shouldn't be allowed to just go up to people and force them to fingerprinting, that's where a warrant comes in. But if they suspect he's involved, and see him throw away the cup he has handled, they need a warrant to lift that cup out of the trashcan? I don't see why they should need one.


There's legal precedent that your garbage is fair game even when it's on the curb in front of your house.
 
2019-04-13 04:32:54 PM  

cyberspacedout: Igor Jakovsky: When 23 and me goes wrong.

Or right, glad they caught the dude

That's "20 and me" for him.


From the team that created "23 and me" it's "23 to life".
 
2019-04-13 04:33:54 PM  
Rape and murder article and WTF ad placement.

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2019-04-13 04:45:19 PM  
Or kill all your relatives before those idiots can submit samples to 23 And Me.
 
2019-04-13 04:52:56 PM  

jjorsett: Or kill all your relatives before those idiots can submit samples to 23 And Me.


Would not a simpler solution be to abstain from raping and killing people?

/just curious
 
2019-04-13 04:56:33 PM  

TwowheelinTim: jjorsett: Or kill all your relatives before those idiots can submit samples to 23 And Me.

Would not a simpler solution be to abstain from raping and killing people?

/just curious


Well, a hazmat suit and a double condom might be an option if the urges can't be stopped. Or just visit a prossie, you damn repressed psycho killers!
 
2019-04-13 04:57:00 PM  

jjorsett: Or kill all your relatives before those idiots can submit samples to 23 And Me.


Or submit samples in their name from people unrelated to you and a sample in your name from someone else. Then when the cops check against you and your relatives, they'll get a negative match and move on to a different suspect.
 
2019-04-13 04:57:51 PM  

jjorsett: Or kill all your relatives before those idiots can submit samples to 23 And Me.


Or alternatively,

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2019-04-13 04:58:31 PM  

Igor Jakovsky: When 23 and me goes wrong.

Or right, glad they caught the dude


That's not the first nor last time those DNA sites that don't have any form of privilege are a goldmine to LE.
 
2019-04-13 05:05:45 PM  

Troy Aikman's Giant Thumbs: jjorsett: Or kill all your relatives before those idiots can submit samples to 23 And Me.

Or submit samples in their name from people unrelated to you and a sample in your name from someone else. Then when the cops check against you and your relatives, they'll get a negative match and move on to a different suspect.


Not sure that's how DNA works. For your cunning plan to work you would have to get DNA from members of a family that mirrors you own ie, a father for father, grandmother for grandmother etc as DNA can identify these familial 'stamps'.

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2019-04-13 05:08:26 PM  
"Meh. I had plenty of good years of partying and farking. Thanks for the health care now."
 
2019-04-13 05:14:52 PM  

GungFu: Troy Aikman's Giant Thumbs: jjorsett: Or kill all your relatives before those idiots can submit samples to 23 And Me.

Or submit samples in their name from people unrelated to you and a sample in your name from someone else. Then when the cops check against you and your relatives, they'll get a negative match and move on to a different suspect.

Not sure that's how DNA works. For your cunning plan to work you would have to get DNA from members of a family that mirrors you own ie, a father for father, grandmother for grandmother etc as DNA can identify these familial 'stamps'.

[img.fark.net image 480x360]


Actually, I'm not even sure how that works either! Fark it, just kill all the cops instead!
 
2019-04-13 05:15:49 PM  

GungFu: Troy Aikman's Giant Thumbs: jjorsett: Or kill all your relatives before those idiots can submit samples to 23 And Me.

Or submit samples in their name from people unrelated to you and a sample in your name from someone else. Then when the cops check against you and your relatives, they'll get a negative match and move on to a different suspect.

Not sure that's how DNA works. For your cunning plan to work you would have to get DNA from members of a family that mirrors you own ie, a father for father, grandmother for grandmother etc as DNA can identify these familial 'stamps'.

[img.fark.net image 480x360]


Why? The police weren't aware of the suspect before they got a family match. They weren't checking the man's heritage, they were blind trolling the DNA db for hits. No initial hit, no reason to look at family members. And since you are submitting the samples, who cares if the DNA company determines you're not related. People adopt, they have affairs, bloodlines are messy. The whole point is that when crime scene DNA is compared to the database, it doesn't match you or anyone you're related to. Anything beyond that is pointless.
 
2019-04-13 05:16:59 PM  

GungFu: TwowheelinTim: jjorsett: Or kill all your relatives before those idiots can submit samples to 23 And Me.

Would not a simpler solution be to abstain from raping and killing people?

/just curious

Well, a hazmat suit and a double condom might be an option if the urges can't be stopped. Or just visit a prossie, you damn repressed psycho killers!


Who you callin' repressed?
 
2019-04-13 05:29:52 PM  

Troy Aikman's Giant Thumbs: GungFu: Troy Aikman's Giant Thumbs: jjorsett: Or kill all your relatives before those idiots can submit samples to 23 And Me.

Or submit samples in their name from people unrelated to you and a sample in your name from someone else. Then when the cops check against you and your relatives, they'll get a negative match and move on to a different suspect.

Not sure that's how DNA works. For your cunning plan to work you would have to get DNA from members of a family that mirrors you own ie, a father for father, grandmother for grandmother etc as DNA can identify these familial 'stamps'.

[img.fark.net image 480x360]

Why? The police weren't aware of the suspect before they got a family match. They weren't checking the man's heritage, they were blind trolling the DNA db for hits. No initial hit, no reason to look at family members. And since you are submitting the samples, who cares if the DNA company determines you're not related. People adopt, they have affairs, bloodlines are messy. The whole point is that when crime scene DNA is compared to the database, it doesn't match you or anyone you're related to. Anything beyond that is pointless.


I thought you meant submitting samples to the police. Anyway, I've always wondered why people who do enjoy killing people don't plan ahead and get DNA from all places they can find to confuse the investigation, and also create doubt. That's all that's needed to walk free.
 
2019-04-13 05:33:12 PM  

GungFu: Troy Aikman's Giant Thumbs: GungFu: Troy Aikman's Giant Thumbs: jjorsett: Or kill all your relatives before those idiots can submit samples to 23 And Me.

Or submit samples in their name from people unrelated to you and a sample in your name from someone else. Then when the cops check against you and your relatives, they'll get a negative match and move on to a different suspect.

Not sure that's how DNA works. For your cunning plan to work you would have to get DNA from members of a family that mirrors you own ie, a father for father, grandmother for grandmother etc as DNA can identify these familial 'stamps'.

[img.fark.net image 480x360]

Why? The police weren't aware of the suspect before they got a family match. They weren't checking the man's heritage, they were blind trolling the DNA db for hits. No initial hit, no reason to look at family members. And since you are submitting the samples, who cares if the DNA company determines you're not related. People adopt, they have affairs, bloodlines are messy. The whole point is that when crime scene DNA is compared to the database, it doesn't match you or anyone you're related to. Anything beyond that is pointless.

I thought you meant submitting samples to the police. Anyway, I've always wondered why people who do enjoy killing people don't plan ahead and get DNA from all places they can find to confuse the investigation, and also create doubt. That's all that's needed to walk free.


From what I'm reading here, it seems you've been pondering this notion more than a little. Let us know how it works out for you.
 
2019-04-13 05:39:45 PM  

TwowheelinTim: jjorsett: Or kill all your relatives before those idiots can submit samples to 23 And Me.

Would not a simpler solution be to abstain from raping and killing people?


I'll bet you're a drag in raiding parties.
 
2019-04-13 05:44:31 PM  

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: TwowheelinTim: jjorsett: Or kill all your relatives before those idiots can submit samples to 23 And Me.

Would not a simpler solution be to abstain from raping and killing people?

I'll bet you're a drag in raiding parties.


Arguably, I'm a drag to have around in any circumstance. Thanks for the vote of confidence though. I've bestowed upon you 1 funny vote. I would give more if I could.
 
2019-04-13 06:00:23 PM  

GungFu: Troy Aikman's Giant Thumbs: GungFu: Troy Aikman's Giant Thumbs: jjorsett: Or kill all your relatives before those idiots can submit samples to 23 And Me.

Or submit samples in their name from people unrelated to you and a sample in your name from someone else. Then when the cops check against you and your relatives, they'll get a negative match and move on to a different suspect.

Not sure that's how DNA works. For your cunning plan to work you would have to get DNA from members of a family that mirrors you own ie, a father for father, grandmother for grandmother etc as DNA can identify these familial 'stamps'.

[img.fark.net image 480x360]

Why? The police weren't aware of the suspect before they got a family match. They weren't checking the man's heritage, they were blind trolling the DNA db for hits. No initial hit, no reason to look at family members. And since you are submitting the samples, who cares if the DNA company determines you're not related. People adopt, they have affairs, bloodlines are messy. The whole point is that when crime scene DNA is compared to the database, it doesn't match you or anyone you're related to. Anything beyond that is pointless.

I thought you meant submitting samples to the police. Anyway, I've always wondered why people who do enjoy killing people don't plan ahead and get DNA from all places they can find to confuse the investigation, and also create doubt. That's all that's needed to walk free.


If you're really planning ahead you just stock up on lots of different people's semen and dump it all over the victim.
 
2019-04-13 06:02:35 PM  

davidphogan: GungFu: Troy Aikman's Giant Thumbs: GungFu: Troy Aikman's Giant Thumbs: jjorsett: Or kill all your relatives before those idiots can submit samples to 23 And Me.

Or submit samples in their name from people unrelated to you and a sample in your name from someone else. Then when the cops check against you and your relatives, they'll get a negative match and move on to a different suspect.

Not sure that's how DNA works. For your cunning plan to work you would have to get DNA from members of a family that mirrors you own ie, a father for father, grandmother for grandmother etc as DNA can identify these familial 'stamps'.

[img.fark.net image 480x360]

Why? The police weren't aware of the suspect before they got a family match. They weren't checking the man's heritage, they were blind trolling the DNA db for hits. No initial hit, no reason to look at family members. And since you are submitting the samples, who cares if the DNA company determines you're not related. People adopt, they have affairs, bloodlines are messy. The whole point is that when crime scene DNA is compared to the database, it doesn't match you or anyone you're related to. Anything beyond that is pointless.

I thought you meant submitting samples to the police. Anyway, I've always wondered why people who do enjoy killing people don't plan ahead and get DNA from all places they can find to confuse the investigation, and also create doubt. That's all that's needed to walk free.

If you're really planning ahead you just stock up on lots of different people's semen and dump it all over the victim.


These YouTube pranks are going way too far.
 
2019-04-13 06:03:21 PM  

davidphogan: GungFu: Troy Aikman's Giant Thumbs: GungFu: Troy Aikman's Giant Thumbs: jjorsett: Or kill all your relatives before those idiots can submit samples to 23 And Me.

Or submit samples in their name from people unrelated to you and a sample in your name from someone else. Then when the cops check against you and your relatives, they'll get a negative match and move on to a different suspect.

Not sure that's how DNA works. For your cunning plan to work you would have to get DNA from members of a family that mirrors you own ie, a father for father, grandmother for grandmother etc as DNA can identify these familial 'stamps'.

[img.fark.net image 480x360]

Why? The police weren't aware of the suspect before they got a family match. They weren't checking the man's heritage, they were blind trolling the DNA db for hits. No initial hit, no reason to look at family members. And since you are submitting the samples, who cares if the DNA company determines you're not related. People adopt, they have affairs, bloodlines are messy. The whole point is that when crime scene DNA is compared to the database, it doesn't match you or anyone you're related to. Anything beyond that is pointless.

I thought you meant submitting samples to the police. Anyway, I've always wondered why people who do enjoy killing people don't plan ahead and get DNA from all places they can find to confuse the investigation, and also create doubt. That's all that's needed to walk free.

If you're really planning ahead you just stock up on lots of different people's semen and dump it all over the victim.


Oh, and you think that will be easy to come by?
 
2019-04-13 06:04:47 PM  
So always burn your trash to avoid incrimination , got it.

/I'll let my friend know...
 
2019-04-13 06:18:33 PM  
If you think you'll get away with a 47-year-old crime because nobody did DNA back then, you might want to avoid throwing your coffee cup away

Look, I was 6 years old and really loved Fig Newtons. You'll never convict me!
 
2019-04-13 06:24:13 PM  

davidphogan: GungFu: Troy Aikman's Giant Thumbs: GungFu: Troy Aikman's Giant Thumbs: jjorsett: Or kill all your relatives before those idiots can submit samples to 23 And Me.

Or submit samples in their name from people unrelated to you and a sample in your name from someone else. Then when the cops check against you and your relatives, they'll get a negative match and move on to a different suspect.

Not sure that's how DNA works. For your cunning plan to work you would have to get DNA from members of a family that mirrors you own ie, a father for father, grandmother for grandmother etc as DNA can identify these familial 'stamps'.

[img.fark.net image 480x360]

Why? The police weren't aware of the suspect before they got a family match. They weren't checking the man's heritage, they were blind trolling the DNA db for hits. No initial hit, no reason to look at family members. And since you are submitting the samples, who cares if the DNA company determines you're not related. People adopt, they have affairs, bloodlines are messy. The whole point is that when crime scene DNA is compared to the database, it doesn't match you or anyone you're related to. Anything beyond that is pointless.

I thought you meant submitting samples to the police. Anyway, I've always wondered why people who do enjoy killing people don't plan ahead and get DNA from all places they can find to confuse the investigation, and also create doubt. That's all that's needed to walk free.

If you're really planning ahead you just stock up on lots of different people's semen and dump it all over the victim.


Only problem is that the forensic folks can actually tell how long that semen has been sitting around. That's kind of important when a woman is raped and murdered, but also had consensual sex with someone else prior to the crime.

The one thing I have learned from watching Forensic Files is that the harder you try to cover things up, the more inadvertent evidence that you are guilty you leave behind. Also, in most cases you are doing this for the first or second time, whereas the investigators have hundreds or even thousands of prior cases to draw upon. Your odds are not good.
 
2019-04-13 06:26:09 PM  
All DNA evidence plus genealogical databases do is narrow down the suspect pool. Cops still have to do old-fashioned police work to determine opportunity, try to get a warrant, collect a DNA sample for direct comparison to the crime scene sample, build a case, and ultimately convince a DA to bring charges.

/I am thrilled these sick farks are no longer getting away with it and there is some justice for victims. //Don't farking hurt people and then you don't have to worry about your cousin using 23 and me.
 
2019-04-13 07:10:17 PM  

deadsanta: Every year we get closer to Gattaca. Did anyone notice the part where it seemed like authorities did an end run around a warrant by uploading dna to a public database themselves?!? That's farked if true.


This is why I've submitted a random guy's DNA to the genealogy websites under my name. I've already got family members in there so if there is a family match to any crimes they'll find my name and assume I'm adopted.
 
2019-04-13 07:12:53 PM  
A guy I used to know was a senior police officer, now retired, and had led a bunch of murder and rape investigations of which quite a few were unsolved. He was telling me that while no murder or rape case is ever technically dropped they used to have rules saying that after a certain number of years they were to dispose of all the physical stuff and just keep the paper reports, statements and photos etc.
Then, when DNA science became a thing, they suddenly realised they'd thrown away key evidence. Before DNA the attitude was "Meh, it's just some clothes. If we ever catch the guy it's not like they'll matter much"
He said other detectives who hadn't bothered doing the "correct" thing were now solving many of those cold cases while his had no chance because he'd followed instructions.
 
2019-04-13 07:13:49 PM  

mrmopar5287: deadsanta: Every year we get closer to Gattaca. Did anyone notice the part where it seemed like authorities did an end run around a warrant by uploading dna to a public database themselves?!? That's farked if true.

This is why I've submitted a random guy's DNA to the genealogy websites under my name. I've already got family members in there so if there is a family match to any crimes they'll find my name and assume I'm adopted.


What if that random guy is a serial killer?
 
2019-04-13 07:26:57 PM  

Carter Pewterschmidt: What if that random guy is a serial killer?


The odds that one serial killer would run into another and buy his DNA for faking an ancestry profile are greater than winning the lottery.
 
2019-04-13 07:28:18 PM  

Carter Pewterschmidt: What if that random guy is a serial killer?


Serious answer: Worst case scenario is police suspect me in a bunch of crimes based on the fake profile and either pick up my real DNA from discarded stuff, or get a search warrant to take a sample. When it doesn't match it will be "Whoops, must be a mix-up at the ancestry website. Sorry to bother you."
 
2019-04-13 07:28:47 PM  

mrmopar5287: Carter Pewterschmidt: What if that random guy is a serial killer?

The odds that one serial killer would run into another and buy his DNA for faking an ancestry profile are greater than winning the lottery.


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2019-04-13 07:31:29 PM  

Carter Pewterschmidt: Then, when DNA science became a thing, they suddenly realised they'd thrown away key evidence.


The biggest case of this I remember in the USA is the Brown's Chicken massacre (which was somewhat local to me): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Br​own%27​s_Chicken_massacre

The police at the time found a partially eaten fried chicken dinner in an otherwise empty garbage can (where the plastic liner had been changed near closing time). At least one police detective put that chicken dinner in a freezer as evidence thinking "This means something. Maybe not now, but in the future." DNA was beginning to be a thing around that time.

Fast forward many years and it was the piece of evidence that solved the case.
 
2019-04-13 07:33:30 PM  

mrmopar5287: Carter Pewterschmidt: Then, when DNA science became a thing, they suddenly realised they'd thrown away key evidence.

The biggest case of this I remember in the USA is the Brown's Chicken massacre (which was somewhat local to me): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bro​wn%27s_Chicken_massacre

The police at the time found a partially eaten fried chicken dinner in an otherwise empty garbage can (where the plastic liner had been changed near closing time). At least one police detective put that chicken dinner in a freezer as evidence thinking "This means something. Maybe not now, but in the future." DNA was beginning to be a thing around that time.

Fast forward many years and it was the piece of evidence that solved the case.


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2019-04-13 07:43:11 PM  

Danger Avoid Death: davidphogan: GungFu: Troy Aikman's Giant Thumbs: GungFu: Troy Aikman's Giant Thumbs: jjorsett: Or kill all your relatives before those idiots can submit samples to 23 And Me.

Or submit samples in their name from people unrelated to you and a sample in your name from someone else. Then when the cops check against you and your relatives, they'll get a negative match and move on to a different suspect.

Not sure that's how DNA works. For your cunning plan to work you would have to get DNA from members of a family that mirrors you own ie, a father for father, grandmother for grandmother etc as DNA can identify these familial 'stamps'.

[img.fark.net image 480x360]

Why? The police weren't aware of the suspect before they got a family match. They weren't checking the man's heritage, they were blind trolling the DNA db for hits. No initial hit, no reason to look at family members. And since you are submitting the samples, who cares if the DNA company determines you're not related. People adopt, they have affairs, bloodlines are messy. The whole point is that when crime scene DNA is compared to the database, it doesn't match you or anyone you're related to. Anything beyond that is pointless.

I thought you meant submitting samples to the police. Anyway, I've always wondered why people who do enjoy killing people don't plan ahead and get DNA from all places they can find to confuse the investigation, and also create doubt. That's all that's needed to walk free.

If you're really planning ahead you just stock up on lots of different people's semen and dump it all over the victim.

Oh, and you think that will be easy to come by?


This was a plot point on CSI.  Perp had hired male prostitutes to jizz in catchup packets then squeezed it on his victims.  Gill Grissom noted the tomato component of the samples.   They arrested one of the prostitutes and that guy led them to the real killer.
 
2019-04-13 07:56:19 PM  

GungFu: TwowheelinTim: jjorsett: Or kill all your relatives before those idiots can submit samples to 23 And Me.

Would not a simpler solution be to abstain from raping and killing people?

/just curious

Well, a hazmat suit and a double condom might be an option if the urges can't be stopped. Or just visit a prossie, you damn repressed psycho killers!


Double-bagging actually increases the chance of a condom tearing. The two rubber condoms rubbing against each other are more likely to rip! Be safe, use condoms, and use them one at a time!
 
2019-04-13 07:56:58 PM  

Igor Jakovsky: When 23 and me goes wrong.

Or right, glad they caught the dude


So I'm the only one that thinks maybe the cops had more pressing criminals to try and catch than a 77 year old who committed a crime nearly 50 years ago?

Either there is a weird reason they specifically wanted to check that one cold case, which was likely abandoned before and of the police currently on the force went to the academy... Or, the cops are uploading their entire backlog of DNA to 23 and me trying to fish for evidence. Neither of these options seems particularly heartwarming to me.
 
2019-04-13 07:59:06 PM  

mrmopar5287: Carter Pewterschmidt: Then, when DNA science became a thing, they suddenly realised they'd thrown away key evidence.

The biggest case of this I remember in the USA is the Brown's Chicken massacre (which was somewhat local to me): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bro​wn%27s_Chicken_massacre

The police at the time found a partially eaten fried chicken dinner in an otherwise empty garbage can (where the plastic liner had been changed near closing time). At least one police detective put that chicken dinner in a freezer as evidence thinking "This means something. Maybe not now, but in the future." DNA was beginning to be a thing around that time.

Fast forward many years and it was the piece of evidence that solved the case.


That sounds familiar. I'm sure there was a Farker a few months ago who told how he would have been working at that place but wasn't that night. If it wasn't this case it was a very similar multiple murder at a fast food case.
 
2019-04-13 08:15:11 PM  

Carter Pewterschmidt: That sounds familiar. I'm sure there was a Farker a few months ago who told how he would have been working at that place but wasn't that night. If it wasn't this case it was a very similar multiple murder at a fast food case.


I believe I might have read the same thread. I remember the comment you recall and It sounds familiar.
 
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