Volume 44, Issue 4 (July 1999)

    Forensic Identification of a Rapist Using Unusual Evidence

    (Received 19 August 1998; accepted 9 November 1998)

    CODEN: JFSOAD

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    Abstract

    This case report demonstrates a rape case, where no semen, hair, or fingerprints were left by the perpetrator at the crime scene, but rather uncharacteristic biological and physical evidence in the form of a lollipop and a pair of glasses. Three separate forensic laboratories collaborated using conventional forensic methods of PCR DNA typing, photography, and toolmark comparisons to provide investigators with scientific evidence which in turn was instrumental in bringing a violent criminal to justice. The importance of evaluating each item of evidence and realizing its forensic value is stressed in this case report.


    Author Information:

    Oz, C
    Officer, Forensic Biology Laboratory: Head, Forensic Photography Laboratory; Deputy head, Forensic Toolmark Laboratory; and Officer, Toolmak and Material Laboratory, Israel National Police Headquarters, Jerusalem,

    Levi, JA
    Officer, Forensic Biology Laboratory: Head, Forensic Photography Laboratory; Deputy head, Forensic Toolmark Laboratory; and Officer, Toolmak and Material Laboratory, Israel National Police Headquarters, Jerusalem,

    Volkov, N
    Officer, Forensic Biology Laboratory: Head, Forensic Photography Laboratory; Deputy head, Forensic Toolmark Laboratory; and Officer, Toolmak and Material Laboratory, Israel National Police Headquarters, Jerusalem,

    Motro, U
    Professor, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Jerusalem,

    Novoselski, Y
    Officer, Forensic Biology Laboratory: Head, Forensic Photography Laboratory; Deputy head, Forensic Toolmark Laboratory; and Officer, Toolmak and Material Laboratory, Israel National Police Headquarters, Jerusalem,


    Stock #: JFS14568J

    ISSN: 0022-1198

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS14568J

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    Title Forensic Identification of a Rapist Using Unusual Evidence
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