Authorities in eastern Missouri’s Warren County west of St. Louis have exhumed the remains of a headless, handless man in hopes of identifying him 28 years after his body was found.
Sheriff’s detectives are hopeful that DNA testing can be used to identify the fair-skinned man and solve the killing.
Forensic pathologists in The Netherlands have spent the weekend attempting to identify the remains of victims from the crash of the Malaysian Airliner. It’s a grim task, with charred remains degrading the quality of the DNA, and experts say it may take weeks if not months to complete the job.
Randolph County State’s Attorney Jeremy Walker says state police testing of evidence may destroy some of the potential trial exhibits in the case.
The judges are concerned that such statements could taint a jury, harming the defendant’s right to a fair trial.
Rodney Lee Lincoln’s case was one of six chosen by St. Louis Circuit Attorney Jennifer Joyce in 2003 for further scrutiny and DNA testing.
A Jackson County Circuit judge considers the 34-year court employee an insubordinate for offering legal advice and being too chatty about courthouse matters.
County police have announced plans to host a town hall and safety class in response to two assaults by an alleged rapist.
Both victims were Asian women, and both described the suspect as a Hispanic male in his 40s, heavy set, with short hair and some facial hair.
A convicted killer from northeast Missouri is facing a new charge.