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.
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 [...]
The Sheriff's Office arrested Paul Flores for the 1996 murder of Kristin Smart. In its press release, the office thanked the Serological Research Institute for its assistance in the investigation. Read the full press release [...]
SERI's analyst developed a DNA profile from items police found in suspect Glen McCurley's trash bin; this profile matched DNA found on the victim's clothing. Police provided SERI with McCurley's reference DNA sample , and [...]
“The Oakdale Police Department continued investigating the case and partnered with the Serological Research Institute (SERI) Forensic Lab to help sift through evidence… ‘We are… very thankful for the tenacious efforts of our investigators and [...]
SERI completed DNA analysis within 48 hours in this sexual assault case. The resulting DNA profile led to a CODIS hit linking suspect Alphonzo Lamont McInnis to the crime. McInnis was sentenced to life in [...]
"Forensic serologist Phillip Hopper from the Serological Research Institute kicked off Thursday's testimony for the defense, confirming that traces of a third-party's DNA were detected in three out of the five small cut pieces of [...]
SERI's analyst found that DNA from an evidentiary blood sample matched suspect Brandon Wallace. The analyst provided expert testimony for the prosecution in court. Wallace was ultimately sentenced to 118 years for the shooting. Read [...]