Jury Convicts Violent Child Rapist Linked To Crime By DNA Found On Discarded MaskA Monterey County jury has convicted a King City man for raping a 10-year-old girl in 2018 after investigators obtained the prime suspect's DNA from a discarded COVID mask more than two years after the crime.
Multiple Agencies Ramp Up Search For Rogue Coyote That Bit 5 Lamorinda VictimsA variety of federal, state and local agencies are currently cooperating in a massive effort to find and capture an aggressive coyote that has bitten five people in the East Bay since July of last year.
Coyote Responsible For Series Of Lamorinda Attacks Strikes AgainA coyote who bit a man in Lafayette on Friday has been determined to be the same coyote responsible for four other biting attacks on people in the area, Moraga police reported Tuesday.
Coyote That Attacked Girl In Moraga Determined To Be Same One In Previous Lamorinda AttacksA coyote that attacked a 3-year-old girl walking with her mother along a neighborhood street in Moraga has been confirmed to be the same coyote responsible for a series of attacks on humans in the area.
DNA May Link Coyote That Bit Little Girl In Moraga To At Least 3 Other AttacksA coyote attacked and bit a child walking with a parent in a Moraga neighborhood Tuesday morning, police said.
UPDATE: Livermore Cold Case Rape Suspect Gregory Vien Dies From Injuries Sustained In Suicide AttemptA Livermore man being tried for two 1997 cold case rapes has died from injuries sustained in a suicide attempt with a nail gun, the Alameda County District Attorney announced Friday.
Bay Area Biotech Company Develops Promising New Class Of Drug To Treat COVID-19 PatientsA Bay Area biotechnology company has discovered a new way to make a COVID-19 treatment by producing an entirely new class of drugs. Soon, the invention will be tested in human clinical trials.
Massive GEDmatch Security Breach Exposes 1.2 Million Users' DNA Profiles To Law Enforcement AgenciesA massive security breach forced GEDmatch to shut down its site and exposed the DNA profiles of more than a million people who use the online service to law enforcement agencies.
DNA Links Convicted Nevada Sex Abuser To 1981 Rape, Murder Of 16-Year-Old Girl In OaklandA 57-year-old man who had been serving a lengthy sentence in Nevada for a sexual assault conviction was arraigned on Friday on special circumstances murder charges for the 1981 rape and murder of a 16-year-old girl in West Oakland.
1973 Cold Case Murder Of Vallejo Woman Solved With Updated DNA AnalysisDecades after the rape and murder of a Vallejo woman, Naomi Sanders, investigators have finally closed the cold case with the help of new DNA analysis, determining the son of one of her co-workers was the killer, according to police.
DNA Leads To Arrest Of Man Wanted In 2004 Sex Assault At Mountain View HotelA man suspected in sexual assault case first reported to police 15 years ago, is behind bars after DNA evidence put investigators on his trail.
Bay Area Bio-Tech Firms Take Lead In Fight Against CoronavirusA number of Bay Area biotech companies are working at the forefront of efforts to combat the novel coronavirus.
23andMe Slashes 14% Of Workforce Amid Slump In DNA Testing Market23andMe, the Sunnyvale-based at-home DNA testing company, is laying off 100 people, or about 14% of its workforce.
Mystery High Sierra Skeleton Identified as 'Ghost of Manzanar'A skeleton found by hikers this fall near California's second-highest peak was identified Friday as a Japanese American artist who had left the Manzanar internment camp to paint in the mountains in the waning days of World War II.
DNA Identifies S.F. Victim Found Burning in Dumpster After 18-Year InvestigationInvestigators recently tracked DNA through a private genealogy lab to identify a woman's body found burning in a garbage bin 18 years ago as Perrean Gray.