Sunday, August 31 2014 3:28 PM EDT2014-08-31 19:28:29 GMT
Disturbing pictures of an injured kindergartner from Pascagoula have made a mother's call for action go viral online.More >>
Disturbing pictures of an injured kindergartner from Pascagoula have made a mother's call for action go viral online. Friends and family of a Pascagoula kindergarten student have created a Facebook page and GoFundMe.com account claiming the girl was attacked on the playground this week by another student.More >>
Monday, September 1 2014 7:42 PM EDT2014-09-01 23:42:13 GMT
The Mississippi Highway Patrol has issued an Amber Alert for 17-year-old Katelyn Beard. She was abducted Saturday morning from between 6:00 a.m. and 7:00 a.m. from 4244 Lynda Street in Jackson. BeardMore >>
Dewayne Thompson, wanted in the wounding and kidnapping of 17-year-old Katelyn Beard, has been captured by Jackson Police. He was taken into custody around 5:45 in west Jackson near where Beard's vehicle was found earlier today.
Tuesday, August 19 2014 4:53 PM EDT2014-08-19 20:53:02 GMT
A cross was burned in the yard of a Smith County man after what his family is referring to as a vicious hate crime occurred. Family members say that Craig Wilson was beaten with brass knuckles and shotMore >>
A burning cross, a Smith county man beaten and shot by a family member, and in critical condition. We are told this is much more than a family feud, and outraged family members are calling it a "hate crime."
In December of 2011, Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine
requested law enforcement agencies around the state to submit all previously
untested rape kits, to be tested at no charge to those agencies.
So far, the Bureau of Criminal Investigation has tested
1,331 of the 3,286 submitted kits, including 290 kits submitted by Toledo
Police. That's resulted in 387 hits in the Combined DNA Index System, including
six hits from Toledo.
TPD Sgt. Tim Campbell says that has the potential to
unlock the mysteries to unsolved sexual assaults.
"It's a good thing," Campbell said. "Once they started
running them into the computers we might end up having a hit on something that
may lead us to an arrest or conviction somewhere later down the line."
While there is a 20-year statute of limitation on rape,
Lucas County Prosecutor Julia Bates says she's glad older kits have been saved
because DNA testing is now a powerful tool for solving crimes.
"The 1960s case that involved Eileen Adams, the young
14-year-old girl, kidnapped, raped and killed," Bates said. "We prosecuted that
case about two years ago with DNA evidence."
Law enforcement agencies are submitting additional kits
to BCI on a regular basis.