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Familial DNA Testing Nabs Alleged Serial Killer

cremeglace writes “A quarter-century of conventional detective work failed to track down the killer responsible for the deaths of at least 10 young women in south Los Angeles dating back to the mid-1980s. But a discarded piece of pizza and a relatively new method of DNA testing has finally cracked the case, police announced last week. On July 7, L.A. police arrested Lonnie Franklin Jr., 57, a former garage attendant and sanitation worker they suspect (more…)

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    theodp writes “Innovative Interactivity has a behind-the-scenes look at the Washington Post’s On the Course of a Serial Rapist series. Facts Originator Kat Downs details her savoir vivre wily and construction the provocative interface destined for the series, including the benefit of Google Maps to path the rapist. Leery of, possibly, that it weight help vigilantism, the WaPo stopped abridged of allowing readers to go on increase their own input to (more…)

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