Got a call from a Detective today

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  1. Bado

    Bado

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    He said he has been assigned to Cold Case files. He has reopened a case from 28yrs ago and has a DNA match on someone that attacked my wife when she was a kid. He is coming by to talk with us next week and to take a sample of her DNA. She is excited about the possibility they will get the attacker.

    What is there a reason they need her DNA?
     
  2. whoflungdo

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    My guess is they did not have DNA testing 28 years ago. Therefore, they didn't collect any of hers to match with DNA on the evidence. They will need it to prove it was her that was attacked if there is any physical evidence with DNA still in or on it.

    I would recommend that you ask the detective.
     

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    Malstorme Bad Influence

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    Any time a DNA sample is processed, it expedites the process to have "known samples" of people involved to better identify the evidence samples tested.

    Mals
     
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  4. Mayhem like Me

    Mayhem like Me Semper Paratus

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    They need her DNA to rule out her samples from what they found... Anything found that is not hers will now be viable as a possible suspect??

    SOOOOoooooooooo where were you on the night in question?????????????
     
  5. Glockdude1

    Glockdude1 Federal Member CLM

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    In his post he did say when she was a KID.

    :cool:
     
  6. TBO

    TBO Why so serious? CLM

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    Correct.

    Even though there is a DNA data base of people in Prison, that data base is used to develop suspects. If one is developed, they use a search warrant and draw a new sample from the suspect to confirm matches.
     
  7. Bado

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    Thanks for the replies.
     
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    28 yrs. ago. That's amazing. Long arm of the law is getting longer! I imagine that cretin thought he got away with that one long ago.
     
  9. Mayhem like Me

    Mayhem like Me Semper Paratus

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    Yeah that's what they ALL say!
     
  10. wandrson

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    Besides murder, what other crimes would still be prosecutable after 28 years? What are the statutes of limitations non-murder crimes?
     
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    There is no effective statute of limitations in Arizona on felony crimes. The statute only comes into play as a limit in time to prosecute the suspect.
     
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    ateamer NRA4EVR

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    Some child molest laws have a lifetime statute of limitations.
     
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    The interesting question to ask is "Will my wifes DNA be entered into the database along will all the perps?" There are Unintended Consequences to everything and being added to the database may be one of them.
     
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    good question TreverSlyFox, thanks.
     
  15. blueiron

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    Victim's DNA is NOT added to a DNA database. Only criminal suspect DNA is added.

    Are you paranoid enough to also believe that sexual assault victims go into Sex Crime Offender registries?
     
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    ateamer NRA4EVR

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    Oh, forgot to add: NEVER TALK TO THE POLICE!
     
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    Just curious, but what would it matter if her DNA did go in the database? If she commits a crime anyways and leaves DNA behind should she not be caught and prosecuted just as her attacker should be?

    Not trying to say this in a mean way just curiousity and giving an example
     
  18. Cochese

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    It is against regulations for victim DNA to be cataloged.

    http://www.fbi.gov/hq/lab/html/codis1.htm
     
  19. lawman800

    lawman800 Juris Glocktor

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    It just keeps getting better, don't it?
    I was watching Cold Case last night and they solved a death from 1934 as an accident rather than a prohibition related homicide... oh wait, that was Cold Case with Detective Rush from Philadelphia PD... not the real thing.
     
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    Looked up the sentencing in VA for this (she was under 13 and estimated he was 30 at the time which puts him at about 58 now)
    http://law.justia.com/virginia/codes/toc1802000/18.2-61.html

    How cool will it be when they rip this guy out of his safe warm home after all these years thinking he got away with it to end up dieing in prison. Or am I getting my hopes too high?