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Police reopen 20 year old case based on 400 year old DNA

 
 
BillRM
 
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Reply Fri 13 Jan, 2012 02:58 pm
@DrewDad,
Sorry they would need to get a hand on a can of soda you drink from or a envelope or stamp you used you tongue on etc.

It would take them some manpower following you around to get that sample especially if you had been put of notice and taken a few steps to stop them from using your garbage etc as a source for that DNA.
Joe Nation
 
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Reply Fri 13 Jan, 2012 03:45 pm
@BillRM,
Yup.
It's why detectives LOVE bad people who smoke:
"Sargent Cooper observed the person of interest discarding the remains of a filtered cigarette and was able to secure same for DNA testing."

Joe(Beer bottles come in a close second)Nation
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parados
 
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Reply Fri 13 Jan, 2012 03:59 pm
@boomerang,
A 400 yr old witch/warlock from Salem might be a rapist too?


Interesting to say the least. Of course the real witches avoided being tried back then.
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DrewDad
 
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Reply Fri 13 Jan, 2012 04:13 pm
@BillRM,
BillRM wrote:

Sorry they would need to get a hand on a can of soda you drink from or a envelope or stamp you used you tongue on etc.

Yup. But they don't need a search warrant if you discard the can, or mail the stamp.
OmSigDAVID
 
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Reply Fri 13 Jan, 2012 10:55 pm
@DrewDad,
DrewDad wrote:
. . . or mail the stamp.
Yeah, if u mail it to the police.
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lovejoy
 
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Reply Fri 9 Mar, 2012 05:52 am
The oldest known DNA match in England was from human bones found in the area of Cheddar gorge caves who were traced to a local schoolboy.

The bones were from 9000 years ago.

400 years doesn't sound like such a long shot
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