BCA Wants Families Of Missing Persons To Volunteer DNAThe Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension is making a call to families of the missing.
DNA Exonerates Man In Rape Case, Lands Other Sex Offender In JailCharles Stevenson, of Minnetonka, has been in jail since November. At the time, the 15-year-old victim identified him as her attacker after police showed her photos of known sex offenders.
BCA Investigators Highlight How New Tech Is Helping Solve Cold Cases The state's top crime investigators are showing off their new technology that helps solves old crimes.
Dakota County Begins DNA CollectionA county south of the Twin Cities begins collecting DNA samples from people arrested and charged with violent crimes. Previously an individual had to be convicted before a DNA sample could be collected. But a U.S. Supreme Court ruling in 2013 changed that.
Dakota County To Begin Taking DNA From Those Charged With Violent CrimesThe Dakota County Sheriff Office will be the first in the state to begin collecting DNA swabs from those suspected of a violent crime.
State Senate Wants Count Of Untested Rape Kits StatewideLaw enforcement agencies across Minnesota could soon be required to provide a tally of their untested rape kits, a move advocates and legislators say would help determine whether more action is needed to tackle potential backlogs.
Police: DNA From Trash & Abandoned Jacket Leads To Bank Robbery ArrestsTwo men have been arrested and now face charges in connection to a Coon Rapids armed bank robbery, according to police.
Mpls. Man Pleads Guilty, Sentenced In 1996 Rape CaseA 38-year-old Minneapolis man has pleaded guilty to the 1996 rape of an 82-year-old woman after advances in DNA technology linked him to the crime, the Hennepin County Attorney's Office announced.

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