A man suspected of sexually assaulting a female victim at knifepoint in San Leandro last week has been taken into custody.
DNA evidence has allowed Alameda County prosecutors to file charges against a man suspected of sexually assaulting and murdering a 13-year-old Oakland girl 38 years ago.
Human remains uncovered in Northern California with the help of a convicted serial killer have been preliminarily identified as one of his victims.
A man accused in the strangling death of another man in San Francisco’s McLaren Park nearly 30 years ago pleaded not guilty to murder charges Thursday.
A 47-year-old man was arrested Monday in connection with a murder in San Francisco’s McLaren Park nearly three decades ago after a DNA hit linked him to the crime, police and prosecutors said Tuesday.
By hiring more analysts and updating the technology, the California Attorney General’s office has eliminated the months-long backlog of DNA testing, which is going to be a big help to local investigators who rely on DNA evidence to solve crimes.
A judge ruled Tuesday that a man with an extensive criminal history should be tried as an adult for the murder of 14-year-old Tina Faelz in Pleasanton nearly 28 years ago.
Two men were sentenced to lengthy prison terms Monday after being convicted of kidnapping and carjacking for an attack on a couple in Oakland’s Montclair District in 1994 — a cold case that was solved using DNA evidence.
Despite the high unemployment rate in the state, Bay Area medical laboratories that run genetic tests that predict illnesses patients may suffer later in life have been confronting a shortage of qualified workers.
Jeanine Harms was last seen in a Campbell bar on July 27th, 2001. She invited a man she’d met at the bar to her house, and was never seen again. That man, Maurice Nasmeh, who always proclaimed his innocence, was accused of killing the 42-year-old woman.