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Mother Wants Military-Grade DNA Testing To Solve Her Son's Murder

Mother Wants Military-Grade DNA Testing To Solve Her Son's Murder



a story you'll only see on – more than 750 murder cases await DNA testing in Chicago right now technology exists to get a potential suspects DNA profile in less than two hours so CBS 2 says alamin yo asks why isn't it being used here in Illinois to cut down on the backlog they could have found that this to my son they have a match for the DNA on November 5th of 2017 Reggie niece McBride says her son Ronald was shot to death during a robbery in the West Loop since that time McBride says she's been waiting for DNA testing in her son's case it's unfair to me and only to me but all the other mothers who's waiting for a answer about the death of their loved one McBride reached out to state senator Patricia Van Pelt regarding the DNA backlog when the senator had a hearing on the issue in December McBride learned there were more than 750 murder cases awaiting DNA testing in Chicago since 2014 the total DNA backlog for other crimes is more than 13,000 the average age of each DNA case is 208 days statewide we deserve closure on these murders who leaves 757 DNA kits that associate it with murders on a shelf the van Pelt learned about an D corporation based in Colorado after her December hearing the company uses instruments developed with the military creating a DNA fingerprint in less than two hours which can be entered into databases to find a match we spoke with their director of communications via Skype she told us the company has been in touch with state officials among them law enforcement and law makers about providing their services free of charge to help with the backlog he always offer the the assistance first and that's where we are at this point in Chicago McBride's reaction when I hear that I'm angry I have something in that you I think we should embrace Andy and any other company that we can get to bring into this state to resolve this issue this is not something we can put off a state police spokesperson says rapid DNA testing must be more developed and is in limited use in five states Andy says their technology is the only one approved by the FBI acting director of the Illinois State Police Brendan Kelly admits turnaround time must get better and he's looking at how other states have reduced backlog now three days ago he also says he appointed a forensic scientist to oversee testing a new website will also help sex assault survivors track their cases new software will also show real-time data for law enforcement prosecutors and scientists Rob Erica okay Suzanne thank you


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