DNA Sampling In Virginia Yields Clues In 21 Cases

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http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A17342-2003Jul19.html A new Virginia law requiring people accused of violent crimes to submit DNA samples has generated clues to 21 unsolved criminal cases, including one killing and at least three rapes, the Washington Post reports. Law enforcement officials said the "cold hits" show that the six-month-old system is working. They say expansion of the state's genetic database is helping police track down criminals more quickly and rule out suspects who are innocent. Fairfax County . . .

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