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HOBART | The DNA of a 53-year-old Portage man linked him to an Oct. 6 Hobart house break-in, police said.
CROWN POINT | Prosecutors on Monday charged a Hammond man with rape after his DNA matched samples from crimes in other states, according to court records.
CHICAGO | After her older brother disappeared in 1976, Laura O'Leary suspected the 19-year-old construction worker probably had died at the hands of John Wayne Gacy. But the family was never able to prove it.
CROWN POINT | A DNA sample will be collected from a Merrillville 16-year-old charged in the slaying of an 80-year-old Gary teacher.
CROWN POINT | A Lake Criminal Court jury convicted a downstate Indiana man Thursday afternoon of the long-unsolved murder of a Gary woman.
INDIANAPOLIS | Likening the taking of a cheek swab DNA sample to police fingerprinting a criminal suspect, the Indiana Supreme Court ruled Thursday that Hoosiers do not have a right to consult an attorney prior to giving up their DNA.
Likening the taking of a cheek swab DNA sample to police fingerprinting a criminal suspect, the Indiana Supreme Court ruled Thursday that Hoosiers do not have a right to consult an attorney prior to giving up their DNA
Penny Beerntsen, a speaker/advocate on criminal justice issues, tells how she had a hand in a wrongful conviction. Behind her is a mug shot of Steven Avery, the man who was wrongly convicted and later exonerated thanks to the Wisconsin Innocence Project. Beerntsen was speaking to sophomores …
From left, Kayla Brooks and Amanda Bratton, sophomores at Calumet High School, talk with Catherine Schur, a student at Northwestern University School of Law, after Schur gave a presentation about DNA and wrongful convictions to sophomores at the school.
Sophomore Haley Johnson listens to a presentation on wrongful convictions given by Northwestern University School of Law as part of her biohealth course at Calumet High.
This photo provided by The International Group For Historic Aircraft Recovery (TIGHAR) shows researchers working last month at the dig site on the uninhabited island of Nikumaroro, in the South Pacific. Researchers say they found bone fragments that could help prove that famed aviator Amelia…
A Gary man wrongfully convicted of raping and robbing an employee at a Hammond gas station now is suing the city and some of its police officers after he spent more than 17 years behind bars.
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