San Luis Obispo Sheriff’s Office thanks SERI for assisting with cold case.
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 [...]
NBC: SERI gets damning DNA from trash, links cold case murder suspect to evidence.
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 [...]
WSav.com: SERI Assists Police in Homicide Case
Gary Harmor analyzes DNA on murder weapon and links it to main suspect. Read the full article here.
Fremont Police Department: 37 Year Old Cold Case Solved with the Help of DNA Analysis
SERI analyzed evidence extracted from the deceased suspect's remains which later confirmed this person's involvement with the crime. Read the full story here.
ABC10: SERI Assists Oakdale Police with Kidnapping, Auto Theft Case
“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 [...]
East Bay Times: SERI completed analysis within 48 hours.
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 [...]
Innocence Project: DNA Tests Performed at SERI Help Exonerate Man Who Spent 26 Years in Prison
Blood samples from a 1991 crime scene were analyzed by SERI, which later proved DNA did not match that of the person convicted of the murder. Read the full story here.
Fox KTVU: SERI analysis contributes to timely arrest of sexual assault suspect
Within just 10 days of receiving the evidence, SERI's Senior Forensic Serologist completed DNA analysis which contributed to the timely arrest of the suspect. Read the full Fox article here.
Santa Maria Times: Phillip Hopper testifies for defense in murder trial.
"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 [...]
Ex-Teacher Sentenced to 46 Years to Life
SERI Senior DNA Analyst, Angela Butler, testified in this dramatic case. Read about it here.
Berkeleyside: SERI analyst matches DNA evidence to suspected shooter
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 [...]
SERI consults for the Innocence Project in the case of Jules Letemps.
Jules Letemps was granted a new trial as a result of SERI's consultation for the defense. SERI examined the original notes and reports from the 25-year-old conviction and concluded that the serological testing at that [...]