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Editor: Kevin Cole
Univ. of San Diego School of Law

Wednesday, November 24, 2004

11-Year Old Crime Solved by Analyzing Dandruff

Head_and_shoulders In London, jurors convicted Andrew Pearson of robbery 11 years after the crime.  The crucial evidence consisted of 25 flakes of dandruff found in the stocking-mask worn by the perpetrator.  The DNA profile found in the dandruff flakes matched the DNA profile of Pearson's saliva swab taken after his June 2004 arrest.   More... [Mark Godsey]

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