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New DNA test could be used by police

National News // Aug. 30, 2019

A change in the law allowing more developed DNA testing could help solve outstanding serious crimes.

pixabay New DNA test could be used by police

The Justice Minister Karin Keller-Sutter is proposing to allow so-called phenotyping which could give investigators clues to the appearance of the criminal.

The new test can’t be used as evidence, but will be very helpful to detectives, according to police.

The first cases where the new test could be used are three murders between 2010 and 2015 in Zurich and Bern which police believe could be linked.

And a horrific rape in Lucerne in 2015. The victim was attacked so brutally, she’s now paraplegic.

Despite testing more than 300 men, Lucerne police are still searching for a suspect.


Tags: dna, murder, police

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