Second Cold Case Murder Arrest In Solano County In Months
The unknown male DNA found on evidence SERI analyzed was uploaded into CODIS. This unknown male DNA profile matched that of convicted murderer Herman Hobbs. Read about the 42-year-old cold case here.
“Admissible: Shreds of Evidence” Podcast Out
Chief Forensic DNA Analyst, Gary Harmor, shares his perspective for this ten episode podcast airing February 7th. His interviews appear in episodes 2 and 8. Learn more about the podcast here.
DNA exonerates man after 38 years of wrongful imprisonment
SERI DNA Analyst II, Mallory Pagenkopf, worked on this case brought to SERI by Mehul Anjaria from MBA DNA Consulting, LLC in collaboration with the Loyola Law School Project for the Innocent. Following testing by [...]
Kristin Smart Murder Trial
SERI Senior DNA Analyst, Angela Butler, testified on her analysis of the soil samples dug up from Ruben Flores' yard. In the end, Paul Flores was convicted of first degree murder of Kristin Smart. Read [...]
Serial Sexual Assaulter Caught
News was abuzz in the SERI lab when results came back showing the perpetrator was indeed connected to the multiple sexual assault cases mentioned in this story. Read about it here.
Advances in DNA Technology Help Solve Cold Case
DNA technology SERI was able to provide to the Alameda Police Department ultimately help put to rest a 45-year-old cold case. Watch the press coverage here.
Closure From the Grave
Despite the suspect dying just weeks before the case being solved, closure was granted knowing he would never terrorize anyone else again. Read about how SERI helped solve this cold case here.
DNA Analysis 101
At trial, senior Forensic DNA Analyst, Angela Butler, breaks down the process of how to discern the likelihood ratios of people's DNA on evidence. Read about it in her testimony here.
SERI’s Mallory Pagenkopf testifies on DNA from the Carla Walker Case
SERI analyst, Mallory Pagenkopf, testifies in the Carla Walker case on Monday, August 23 . The very next day, Glen McCurley confesses to the 1974 cold case murder and pleads guilty. See his confession here.
Rapist’s DNA Does Not Lie
SERI analyst, Erin Laurie, took the stand and testified to her findings of the evidence in this 2019 case. Read about the case here.
Grant Funded Rape Kit Testing Leads to New Charges Against Inmate
Through a grant given by the California Department of Justice to the Berkeley Police Department, SERI analyzed evidence linking the DNA found to the serial rapist. Read about that story here.
Berkeley PD charges suspect with attempted rape
Berkeley police department charges suspect with attempted rape after he broke into the victim's apartment and tried to sexually assault her in bed. SERI's Chief Forensic DNA Analyst performed DNA analysis which contributed to the [...]