Denton County Woman Helps Police Track Down Violent Criminals Through Forensic GenealogyCheryl Hester painstakingly studies DNA evidence results from crime scenes and helps law enforcement find suspects through family trees that she creates.
'Thankful She Wasn't Forgotten,' Family Of Murder Victim Janet Love Gets Closure 35 Years LaterThe family of a North Texas woman who was murdered in her own apartment finally has some closure, 35 years after her death.
Forensic Genealogy Used In Glen McCurley Case Could Help Close Thousands Of Unsolved MurdersThe outcome could encourage the funding and use of the testing in other criminal cases, and possibly close some of the more than 250,000 unsolved murders across the country.
Man Charged In 3 Texas Bank Robberies After DNA And Fingerprint MatchesIn the first robbery, the man passed a teller a note that read, “All $ in Bag! I am armed. No Dye Packs no Bait $,” then left with several thousand dollars.
Man Arrested In Dallas For 1996 Murder Of Los Angeles Teenager With Help Of DNA EvidenceThe body of Gladys Arellano, 17, was found in a ravine near Malibu, California on January 30, 1996.
'Finally, Finally': Suspected Killer Of Fort Worth Teen Carla Walker Arrested For Capital Murder 46 Years LaterWiping away tears, Carla Walker's brother, Him expressed gratitude Tuesday to Fort Worth Police for the arrest of a suspect, 77-year-old Glen McCurley.
After 6 Months In Jail Wise County District Attorney Drops Murder Case Against Rodney Aric MaxwellAfter dropping indictments against a man for the violent murder of his neighbor, the district attorney in Wise County says the arrest wasn’t a mistake.
Jailed Texas Man Charged In 2003 Murder Following Alert From DNA DatabaseAndy Castillo, of Lubbock, is charged with murder in the death of 21-year-old Cynthia Joann Palacio, also of Lubbock, the Texas Department of Public Safety said.
Suspected Serial Rapist David Thomas Hawkins Arrested, Returned To Dallas 35 Years After Alleged CrimesAuthorities believe DNA evidence links Hawkins to three other aggravated sexual assaults in Dallas and two in Shreveport, Louisiana between 1980 and 1985.
Plano Police Officer Who Beat COVID-19 Donates Plasma: 'My Opportunity To Turn Negative Into Something Positive'Carter BloodCare says Officer David Tilley's plasma donation will be enough for four people.
DNA Databases Testing The Limits Of PrivacyThe new technology is turning cold cases red hot, solving dozens of cases across the nation including one in Fort Worth.
Longtime Fugitive Serial Killer Jose Sifuentes Back In Custody In DallasThe murders spanned over five years from 1998 to 2003 and each was sexually motivated, police said.
Authorities Begin Exoneration Process For Texas Man After DNA Leads To New ArrestAuthorities say they will begin the process to exonerate a Houston man who was convicted in a 2010 fatal stabbing that investigators now believe was committed by someone else.
Fort Worth Police ID Man Who Murdered 11-Year-Old Julie Fuller In 1983 Cold CaseOn June 27, 1983, 11-year-old Julie Fuller disappeared from the Kensington Motel in Arlington after taking out the trash. She was found raped and murdered in Fort Worth the following day. Her killer had never been found — until now, 36 years later.
Insider Warns Of Aggressive Sales Tactics To Get Seniors To Sign Up For 'Free' DNA TestsStephanie Ingle was told it was an easy way to make money and help senior citizens, so she signed up to work as a DNA testing recruiter.