They recently applied new technology and were able to match the sample from the rape kit
with a known perpetrator on file.
Marlowe was told that the suspect's DNA was being processed at the lab, and that her rape kit
results would be available shortly.
Transparency is key to ensure rape kits
are tested responsibly and in a timely manner," Hastings said.
has prompted public discussion about rape kits
, it has done so in narrow ways.
The rape kit
backlog in Utah consists of two groups--old kits and new kits, explains Utah state crime lab director Jay Henry.
Legislators recognized the seriousness of these offenses when they unanimously approved the additional funding to speed up testing of rape kits
and whittle down the backlog.
Her rape kit
sat untested for nearly a decade until 2012, when it was matched with the DNA of a serial rapist.
Like hundreds of thousands of other rape kits
across the country containing evidence gathered from victims, that of Ybos lay untested for years on a storeroom shelf.
Not even the rape kit
necessary to collect evidence against her assailants was done until days later.
samples are compared against the DNA databank to find a match and identify stranger rapists.
At the WACPU, a rape kit
will be collected in cases of rape, and sent for testing.
He had a balaclava, a knife - a rape kit