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Investigators Combing Through Dead Killers’ DNA In Effort To Solve Cold Cases

California authorities are combing through DNA left behind by dead killers, rapists and other criminals in an effort to solve cases that went cold years ago.

03/23/2013

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OC Jury Recommends Death Penalty For Man Found Guilty Of Murder, 3 Rapes

An Orange County jury has recommended the death penalty for a 29-year-old man convicted of raping and killing a woman, raping three others and assaulting another.

03/14/2013

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DNA Links Redondo Beach Man To Rape Of Woman He Met Online

A Redondo Beach man’s DNA linked him to the rape of a woman he met on a social networking website last year.

CBS2 / KCAL9–03/05/2013

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Parents Of Woman Murdered By LAPD Officer Can’t Sue Department

The parents of a woman murdered by a Los Angeles police officer in 1986 have lost their last attempt to sue the department over the way it handled the high-profile investigation.

CBS2 / KCAL9–02/25/2013

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DA: DNA Samples Should Be Collected From Immigrants During Citizenship Process

San Bernardino County’s top prosecutor wants lawmakers to require immigrants applying for citizenship to provide a DNA sample as part of the matriculation process.

01/30/2013

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Police Nab Man Accused Of Killing 3 LA Women In The 1980s

A man accused of killing three women in Los Angeles in the 1980s was nabbed after police found DNA evidence that linked him to the crimes.

CBS2 / KCAL9–01/08/2013

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OC Man Convicted Of Fondling Victims As They Slept

A Southern California man has been convicted of breaking into homes of five girls and women and fondling them as they slept.

CBS2 / KCAL9–11/15/2012

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Keep Your Children Safe With The Help Of KlaasKids!

Mark Klaas, father of Polly Klaas, visited the KCAL9 studios Friday to here to discuss how parents can receive DNA kits and photographs of their children, free of cost, at this year’s KlassKids Foundation’s “Print-A-Thon”!

CBS2 / KCAL9–11/09/2012

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Body Found In Covina In 1995 Linked To Missing Morro Bay Woman

Los Angeles County sheriff’s investigators said Thursday they have linked the murder of a 20-year-old woman whose body was found in 1995 to that of a missing person who vanished from her home on California’s Central Coast.

10/04/2012

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Long Beach Police Say They’ve Solved Their ‘Oldest Cold Case Homicide To Date’

The Long Beach Police Department said in a statement on Sunday that the cold case homicide — their oldest to date — has been solved.

08/26/2012

DNA Leads To Arrest In Old Santa Monica Murders

Santa Monica police said new DNA tests led to the arrest of a 46-year-old man in the deaths of two women killed a decade ago.

CBS2 / KCAL9–08/16/2012

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Former LAPD Detective Sentenced To 27 Years In Prison For 1986 Love Triangle Murder

Retired LAPD detective Stephanie Lazarus is scheduled to be sentenced Friday in a decades-old love triangle murder.

CBS2 / KCAL9–05/11/2012

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Kansas Man Charged In 1981 Rape, Murder Of Whittier Woman

Murder and rape charges were filed Friday against a Kansas man after he was linked by DNA to the 1981 rape and murder of a Whittier woman, police said.

04/20/2012

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Playa Vista Non-Profit Group Seeks Answers To The Secrets Of Centenarians

Researchers at a Playa Vista non-profit are trying to determine the secrets of a long life and they’re looking for DNA from centenarians.

04/19/2012

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Death Row Inmate Admits He’s Guilty Of 1989 Cold Case Murder Of Teen

A California death row inmate has pleaded guilty to the 1989 strangulation of a 15-year-old Long Beach teenager.

04/18/2012

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