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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.


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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.


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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.


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Man Facing Deportation Linked To 2001 Abduction, Rape In Orange

A man facing deportation was charged Wednesday with the rape of a young woman he allegedly abducted at a bus stop in Orange a decade ago.


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Former Student Says Accused Teacher Was ‘Weird’ 2 Decades Ago

Graduate student Nadine Martinez Rodriguez says she is not at all surprised at the arrest of teacher Mark Berndt.


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Khloe Kardashian Fires Back After Her Dad’s Ex, Widow Say She’s Not His Child

Khloe Kardashian is firing back after the ex-wife and widow of Robert Kardashian told Star Magazine that she is not the late lawyer’s biological daughter.

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Bieber Takes DNA Test, Is Reportedly Planning To Sue Mariah Yeater

Justin Bieber took a DNA test in New Jersey last Friday, according to TMZ. Bieber is now reportedly waiting for 20-year-old Mariah Yeater to submit her baby’s DNA results so he can file a lawsuit against her and her lawyers for abuse of the legal process.

CBS2 / KCAL9–11/22/2011

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Woman Who Accused Bieber Of Fathering Baby Talks To ‘The Insider’ Monday

Mariah Yeater, the woman who is accusing pop star Justin Bieber of fathering her baby during a quickie-tryst at the Staples Center when Bieber was 16, talks exclusively Monday with Kevin Frazier on “The Insider.”

CBS2 / KCAL9–11/06/2011

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Suspect Charged In Norma Lopez Murder Allegedly Linked To Crime By DNA

A man charged with the kidnapping and murder of a Moreno Valley teenager was allegedly linked to the crime by DNA evidence.


Man Accused In 3 Sexual Assaults Due In Court Monday

A man accused of committing three separate sexual assaults in Newport Beach and Irvine is due in court Monday.

CBS2 / KCAL9–08/15/2011

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DNA Leads Police To Suspect In Check Cashing Store Robbery

David Alvarado allegedly attacked an employee who was delivering money to the store, according to Fullerton police.

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Irvine Woman, 39, Accused Of Being Serial Arsonist

Irvine Police Detectives nabbed a 39-year-old woman Saturday morning for allegedly being a serial arsonist.

CBS2 / KCAL9–05/21/2011

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Man Guilty Of 1993 Rape, Murder Of Doctor

A man was found guilty Thursday of first-degree murder in the rape and killing of a woman in 1993.


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Convicted Rapist Charged With 1984 Cold Case Murder, Rape

A man already imprisoned for rape has been charged with the 1984 murder and rape of an 84 year-old Southern California woman.


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California Woman’s Bone Found 10 Years After Her Disappearance

Investigators in California have found a jaw bone belonging to a woman who was last seen nearly 10 years ago when she visited a casino with a friend.





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